Australia: BAE Systems and Patria have teamed up to pursue a major Australian combat vehicle programme. The two companies will work together to secure the anticipated Land 400 Phase 2 Defence programme for the acquisition and support of a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), with BAE Systems as prime contractor.
According to the company, Patria is the market leader of modern 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles and is an ideal partner for BAE Systems. The team will work together to deliver a Patria 8×8 Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) solution to meet the needs of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). “Patria AMV combines high payload capacity and excellent mobility with the latest technology. The versatility of the modular design enables it to be tailored and continually developed to meet the needs of modern defence forces around the world. Patria AMV is a highly capable vehicle with strong sales track-record and in use by seven different nations in wide range of environments. The vehicle is combat-proven in the real mission environment,” said Markku Bollmann, Senior Vice President, Land Business Unit.
“We make a strong team. Patria has a proven track record of technology transfer to user nations, and BAE Systems has a long and proud history of building and supporting both tracked and wheeled military vehicles, here and overseas. Continued local support will enable the ADF to draw upon an established manufacturing base and our global network,” said Graeme Bent, BAE Systems Australia’s Director – Land & Integrated Systems.
Source: BAE systems