Finland to Purchase 91 Patria 6x6 Armoured Vehicles

Date: Issue 123 - July 2023

The Finnish Defence Forces purchase Patria 6x6 armored vehicles as a part of the multinational Finland-led CAVS (Common Armored Vehicle Systems) program that also features Latvia, Sweden, and Germany. Patria signed the agreement for 91 vehicles with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command. In addition to the vehicles, the purchase also includes spare parts, tools as well as operation and maintenance training, in addition to a purchase option for 70 vehicles. Deliveries of the vehicles will begin within 2023.

In 2022, the Finnish Defence Forces acquired three pre-series vehicles that were in test use before the actual serial order. During the test phase, the Finnish Army had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the different features and operational use of Patria 6x6 vehicles, as well as define the final requirements for the serial order vehicles.