AMV28A, NEMO Container and Training System Showcased
At IDEX 2017, Patria showcases its new Patria AMV28A with Kongsberg’s PROTECTOR Medium Calibre Turret (MCT-30). This incorporates a Commander’s Independent Weapon Station with a 12,7mm Machine Gun and a JAVELIN AT launcher. The company calls it, “the world’s first 120mm mortar system integrated with a container.”
In addition, Patria AMV Part Task Trainer (PTT) – the training system for Patria AMV, is on display. The venue is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Welcome to visit Patria’s stand at CP-300.
Patria AMV 8×8 is one of the most modern and successful combat proven armoured wheeled vehicles with outstanding test results. Nearly 1,600 vehicles have already been ordered, used in challenging conditions by customers in seven countries including the Finnish, Polish, Slovenian, Croatian, South African, United Arab Emirates’, and Swedish Defence Forces.
Patria AMV’s structural solutions enable high payload capacity, high level of protection and integration of heavy weapon systems. Patria AMV has received excellent feedback from customers for its performance in combat and crisis management operations in Afghanistan and Chad. The latest addition to this product family, Patria AMVXP, provides further strength to the company’s product range.
At IDEX, Patria also introduces its 120mm mortar system integrated with a container. The Patria NEMO Container includes all the equipment required by a mortar unit in a single package.
The NEMO Container is delivered with everything that a mortar unit needs: Protection for the crew, the weapon and ammunition. The container has its own power unit and air conditioning. In addition to an access hatch, the container has an escape hatch.
The customer can select NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) filtration systems, as well as the desired ballistic protection, made either of steel plates or ceramic armour. High-durability steel plating 8-10mm thick adds around three tons to the weight of the container. The container has space for one hundred mortar bombs. It has a crew of three: Two loaders and a gunner, who also acts as the commander of the unit. The key benefit of the Patria NEMO Container is its easy mobility, which is unique to mortar systems of this calibre.
The container can be easily moved into a firing position on a high-speed boat, a ship or on a truck; the container can also fire from any of these carriers and naturally also from the ground. For example, the container’s versatile mobility enables coastal jaeger platoons to relocate this independent firing unit during a mission. This is also an excellent solution for protecting military bases. The container can also be purchased as a separate unit without the weapon system, in which case the customer can make cost-effective use of its existing NEMO equipment.
Furthermore, Patria’s AMV Part Task Trainer (PTT) combines virtual training environment and modelled AMV driver’s position with all the essential driver’s controls and systems. Training with AMV PTT familiarises the trainee with the environment and functionality of the vehicle needed in operational AMV usage. High fidelity VBS (Virtual Battle Space) based synthetic environment with extensive networking capabilities makes it possible to network AMV PTT with other PTTs or simulators to enable mission training with, e.g. vehicle mounted weapon systems as well as platoon level training. The simulator can also be networked with other training systems by using HLA (High Level Architecture)..
Patria Group has founded a new company in Abu Dhabi: Patria Land Middle East Ltd., fully owned by Patria Group. The new company will strengthen Patria’s presence in the Middle East, while indicating its long-term commitment to the region. At the initial stage, the company’s objective is to be close to the customer and support sales, marketing and offset trading. In the future, Patria may expand its operations by means such as starting to sell technical support, training and spare parts.