The Finnish Patria corporation has signed a Memorandum of Intent with the
Finnish Defense Forces concerning the purchase of about 100 AMV 8x8 Ground
Fighting/Personal Carrier Vehicles.
The final agreement is to be signed before the end of this year. The
deliveries of AMV 8x8 vehicles are scheduled for 2005-2008, these AMVs will be
fitted out with a machine gun turret.
AMV 8x8 was selected as Poland's new armored vehicle in December 2002. Poland's
AMV procurement is worth about
€1.2 billion, involving the supplying of 690
Currently, Patria is promoting AMV for several European customers.
AMV is a 14-24 tons, modular armored vehicle, with a high mobility off-road and
low life-cycle cost.
It can accommodate a wide range of payloads due to its modularity enabling this
vehicle to fulfill several mission profiles.
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