Monday, September 12, 2011

Patria at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Poland

Patria takes part in the international defence industry exhibition MSPO held in Targi Kielce Exhibition and Congress Centre in Kielce, Poland on 5 - 8 September 2011. In the exhibition Patria highlights one of its key products, the Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle). In the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to see Rosomak (Polish for Wolverine), which is a locally produced Polish version of the Patria AMV. Patria’s Polish partner, Wojskowe Zaklady Mechaniczne, is a local expert in the production of the Rosomaks.

Patria’s display includes a KTO Rosomak with Oto Melara 30mm Hitfist turret intergrated with Spike launchers. Another KTO Rosomak with CT-CV 105mm turret is also showcased. In addition the display includes a KTO Rosomak Driving simulator.

Patria’s display is located in the exhibition booth ZF-6, together with WZM.

Number of contracted Patria AMV 8x8 exceeds 1,400 pcs

Armoured wheeled vehicles are among Patria’s most important export products. Patria AMV has become a popular choice in its most significant market areas and the number of contracted Patria AMV 8x8 exceeds 1,400 vehicles.

Patria AMV is contracted among others by the Finnish, Polish and Swedish Defence Forces, and it has been fielded in ISAF operation since the year 2007. In 2010 Patria won the competitive bidding process organized by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for 113 armoured vehicles.

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