Patria has been contracted to deliver a AMV 8×8 System Platform vehicle to Saab for demonstration and marketing purposes.

Once delivered, the latest generation of Saab vehicle electronics and video systems will be tested using the vehicle.

The contract includes vehicle, training and maintenance services.

Under the contract, Saab will equip the vehicle with its latest video and vehicle electronic solutions connected to command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems.

Saab Vehicle Systems is involved in the supply of rugged military electronics that can operate even in harsh battlefield environments. These systems also lower lifecycle costs.

Patria Land business unit Sales and Business Development vice-president Petri Jokinen said: “This contract is a very positive step forward for us.

“We have a long and productive co-operation history with Saab in several areas like integrating various Saab’s systems on our platforms for marketing and testing purposes as well as successful customer deliveries in our programmes.

“We strongly believe that two hi-tech companies from two high technology countries can together offer unique added value to the customers in modern 8×8 market, now and in the future.”

Patria has delivered more than 1,600 8×8 vehicles to eight countries.

Last month, Patria and the US Army agreed to conduct the feasibility study of Patria Nemo mortar system.

The 120mm Patria Nemo is a turreted, remote-controlled mortar system with direct and indirect fire capability.