Sweden has decided to join the research and development programme of the Common Armoured 6x6 Vehicle System (CAVS programme). The agreement was signed by the Swedish materiel administration (FMV), the Ministry of Defence of Finland, the Ministry of Defence of Latvia and Patria.
Sweden is the third country to join the research and development phase of this inter-governmental programme, which was initiated by Finland and Latvia in 2021. Patria has already delivered more than 10 Patria 6x6 armoured wheeled vehicles to Latvia as part of the Finnish-Latvian joint 6x6 vehicle programme.
The 6x6 armoured vehicle system development will be performed by Patria. Its 6x6 vehicle is built on the heritage of the legendary Patria XA series as well as on the success of the Patria AMV. Both vehicle types currently in use by the Swedish Armed Forces.
While Patria’s 6x6 vehicle 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,” said Mats Warstedt, head of Market Area Nordics at Patria.