Slovenia to Buy Patria AMV Armored Vehicle

Released on Monday, June 12, 2006
AMV 8x8
AMOS - Advanced MOrtar System
AMV - Armored Modular Vehicle
The Slovenian Ministry of Defence has on 12 June, 2006 announced that Patria AMV has been selected as the preferred vehicle for the Slovenian armored vehicle program. Final contract negotiations will start immediately.

The scope of the deal covers 136 wheeled armored personnel carriers in 4 different versions. The vehicles will be manufactured in Finland and in Slovenia together with Slovenian co-operation partners. The deliveries are scheduled for 2007 - 2011.

By choosing Patria AMV the customer will get the technologically most advanced product that is already in serial production and with over 100 AMVs delivered up to date. In the longer term co-operation with Patria will offer new working opportunities for local partners and create success and new possibilities for the Slovenian industry.

Patria has already fulfilled 100% of its technology transfer in Poland. Polish partner WZM delivered its first Polish made AMV to the customer in the end of 2005 and local production is going on. In March the first two of the altogether 24 AMV/AMOS mortar vehicles were delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces.


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