The Finnish Defence Forces will acquire Patria 6x6 vehicles as a pre-series related to the joint 6x6 vehicle programme between Latvia, Finland, Estonia and Patria. The pre-series vehicles will be tested by Finnish Defence Forces before the final serial order indicated by the Letter of Intent signed at the end of August 2021.
“With pre-series testing, the customer can get acquainted with the vehicle, its usage and operating features comprehensively beforehand, thus ensuring the fluent and effective establishment of operational readiness when the serial order deliveries begin,” says Jussi Järvinen, executive vice president, Finland Division of Patria.” He says all three vehicles will be delivered to the customer by this summer.
The joint programme is progressing as planned. In Latvia, the first vehicles are already in use and serial production is underway. Finland has made the decision about the pre-series vehicles, and Sweden is preparing to join the programme. The joint 6x6 programme is open to other countries at the mutual consent of the participating countries.