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AMV AMOS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 24
Unitary Cost: USD$4.0 million
Also Known As: AMOS-AMV
Origin: Finland
Corporations: Patria
Parent System: AMV 8x8
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 1,784
Total Cost: USD$96 million
Family Members: AMV 8x8 and AMVXP
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Description: The AMV 8x8 (Armored Modular Vehicle) is a medium-weight, wheeled, modular vehicle designed to carry out a wide range of missions related to mechanized units. The vehicle features excellent on/off road mobility with low life cycle costs due to parts commonality, while offers high protection against ballistic threats and land mines. Its weight varies between 14 and 24 tons depending on the selected configuration. The AMVs are powered by a single Scania Diesel engine DI 12 rated at 480-hp, nevertheless other engines can be negotiated. Reduced signatures and add-on armor are the keys of the vehicle's survivability. They feature ballistic protection against up to 30mm rounds. These vehicles are enabled to integrate guns ranging 7.62mm up to 105mm, and 120mm mortar (AMOS). The first AMV 8x8 vehicles was declared operational with the Finnish Army in 2004.

The AMV 8x8 high modularity has made possible three models of the AMV vehicle: basic model, system platform and module carrier. The AMV basic model includes APC, IFV, C2, ambulance, reconnaissance, AMOS, FCV, ATGM and MGS. The AMV SP (System Platform) features a larger and higher rear compartment which allows to work inside the vehicle. The AMV SP is suitable for C3, large ambulance and workshop. The AMV MC (Module Carrier) mounts on the same AMV chassis ready containers/modules containing weapons or other logistic payloads. In late August 2005, Patria showed up for the first time the 6x6 version of the AMV wheeled vehicle during MSPO Exhibition in Poland.

The AMV AMOS is an advancer mortar-carrier vehicle designed to carry out offensive indirect fire missions as well as direct fire missions. It combines the AMV chassis with the impressive AMOS mortar-turret. In 2003 the Finnish Defense Forces ordered 24 AMV AMOS worth 100 million Euro to be delivered between 2006 and 2009.

AMV AMOS Specifications

Ammunition Load: 90
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Dimensions
Height: 2.30 meter
Length: 7.30 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Width: 2.90 meter
Performance
Max Range: 800 kilometer
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 26 roundperminute
Speed
Cruise Speed: 100 kph (27.8 mps)
Top Speed: 120 kph (33.3 mps)
Time
SetUp Time: 30 second (0.01 hour)
Weight
Combat Weight: 24,000 kilogram
Empty Weight: 14,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AMV AMOS News

There are 3 news between
9 Sep 2003 and 28 Jun 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006Sweden Orders AMOS Mortar System
Tuesday, March 28, 2006AMOS AMV Roll-Out
Tuesday, September 9, 2003AMOS NAD Successfully Tested

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