Sweden Receives First Batch of AMV 8x8 Wheeled Armored Vehicles


Released on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sweden
Patria
AMV 8x8
AMV - Armored Modular Vehicle
FMV - Försvarets Materielverk
Patria delivered the first Patria AMV armoured wheeled vehicles to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). This was the first delivery of altogether 113 Patria AMV armoured wheeled vehicles to the Swedish Defence Forces, based on the agreement signed with FMV in 2010. The total value of the contract is approximately EUR 250 millions.
"The production of Patria AMVs has proceeded according to plans, and now the first vehicles are ready for delivery. Patria AMV represents state-of-the-art technology and it combines our extensive experience and know-how, which are highly appreciated by the users of the vehicles. The Swedish troops will receive a modern vehicle which offers excellent mobility and a high level of protection. These new armoured wheeled vehicles represent a continuation for the Patria AMV product family, which has received excellent feedback for its performance in international operations", said the President of Patria Land Systems and Patria Land Services, Seppo Seppälä to Lena Erixon, the Director General of FMV, when delivering the first vehicles.
Source: Patria delivered the first batch of the next generation armoured wheeled vehicles to Sweden

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