Patria 8x8 Vehicle Selected by Slovakia

Date: Issue 113 - April 2022

The Government of the Slovak Republic has announced Patria to be the winner of the tender for the BOV 8x8 program. Patria will supply Slovakia with armored wheeled vehicles as well as contributes to the creation of new jobs in the regions with currently high unemployment rates. The government decision was based on bids submitted at the end of 2021, as well as vehicle and weapon system tests carried out in February 2022. Patria’s offer was the best match to the requirements.

“Patria is known for its successful technology transfer programs and is fully focused on the security of supply and long-term cooperation with Slovakia. The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic will get state-of-the-art, modular, high-performance, and robust armored combat Patria AMVXP 8x8 vehicles, which have been used successfully already decades in different versions in several EU and NATO missions by many customers from NATO and non-NATO countries”, states Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President for Market Area Europe in Patria.