Interoperability and Increased Affordability for All Partners
Sweden has decided to join the R&D programme for the common armoured 6×6 vehicle system (CAVS). The agreement was signed by the Swedish Materiel Administration (FMV), the Finnish and Latvian MoDs and Patria.
Sweden is the third country to join the R&D phase of this inter-governmental programme, which was initiated by Finland and Latvia in 2021. The programme is proceeding on schedule, as Patria has already delivered over ten Patria 6×6 armoured vehicles to Latvia.
Vehicle system development will be conducted by Patria, which has over four decades of experience in developing and delivering state-of-the-art protected troop transport. The Patria 6×6 draws on the heritage of the renowned Patria XA series, as well as the successful Patria AMV – both vehicle types currently in use with the Swedish armed forces. While the Patria 6×6 is primarily designed for troop transport, the vehicle is modular and can be configured for a wide range of different roles.
“We welcome Sweden into this CAVS programme, which will provide the Swedish armed forces with the latest protected troop transport technology, as well as further increase the affordability of the system for all member nations. Patria has successfully worked with the Swedish armed forces and FMV in many programmes over the years, and we are really looking forward to getting their competence and experience into the CAVS programme”, explained Mats Warstedt, Head of Market Area Nordics at Patria.