Patria AMVXP is a robust armoured modular vehicle developed by Patria Vehicles. Image courtesy of Patria.
The Patria AMVXP vehicle has maximum speed of 10km/h in the water. Image courtesy of Patria.
The Patria AMVXP armoured vehicle can be fitted with 120mm direct fire cannon systems. Image courtesy of Patria.
The Patria AMVXP vehicle can also be operated in arctic conditions. Image courtesy of Patria.

Patria AMVXP is the latest version of the 8×8 multi-role Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) developed by Finnish firm Patria.

The vehicle aims to provide extra payload, performance and protection. It carries advanced mission equipment to provide enhanced operational capabilities in the modern warfare.

Patria showcased an AMVXP vehicle integrated with Leonardo HITFACT I turret at IDEX 2019 international defence exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in February 2019.

Orders and deliveries

Patria delivered a 30t gross vehicle weight (GVW) 8×8 AMVXP vehicle to Lithuania in December 2015. The vehicle features improved vehicle structure and meets the Lithuanian protection requirements, including the ballistic protection, as well as mine and IED-protection.

Patria was selected by Slovak and Finnish Defence Ministries for the development of a new prototype of AMVXP 8×8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) in December 2017.

The IFV development programme included initial testing in Slovakia, followed by another testing phase in Finland. Based on the successful tests, Slovakia intends to purchase up to 81 IFVs as part of its military modernisation programme until 2024.

The Japanese Ministry of Defence will buy two AMVXP vehicles for performing field testing in Japan.

Patria AMVXP design and features

Patria AMVXP features modular design with stealth technology and low radar and thermal signatures.

The vehicle has a length of 8.4m, width of 2.8m and height of 2.4m. The combat weight of the vehicle is 32,000kg, while its payload capacity is 15,000kg.

The armoured vehicle features generic vehicle architecture (GVA) interface and digital vehicle data and control systems. It allows for networked interoperability between vehicles.

The electrical power generation of the vehicle supports the future requirements for C4I, battlefield management and situational awareness systems, and health and usage monitoring system (HUMS).

Armament and self-protection of AMVXP

AMVXP can be integrated with 120mm direct fire cannon systems, medium-calibre weapon systems, Patria Nemo 120mm turreted mortar system, as well as anti-tank or anti-aircraft missile systems to provide superior firepower.

The vehicle has the capacity to hold higher payloads, including all weapon systems, ammunition and the crew equipment based upon mission needs.

The vehicle carries an improvised explosive device (IED) and nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) protective suits to provide protection for soldiers against explosive devices and NBC substances.

It offers ballistic armour protection up to level K5+ and mine protection of STANAG level 4a/4b or above.

Engine and mobility

AMVXP is powered by inline six-cylinder engine, which generates 450kW of power and 2,250nm of torque. The drive system uses automatic transmission with seven forward and two reverse gears.

The driveline of the vehicle includes all-wheel drive systems, run flat tires, hydraulically operated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), and a central-tyre inflation system (CTIS) for low ground pressure.

The armoured vehicle uses power-assisted steering that is linked mechanically for first and second axles.

It is fitted with an advanced fully independent hydro-pneumatic suspension system for enhanced off-road performance.

The vehicle’s mobility is further improved with the addition of an integrated terrain control system (ITCS) and optional rear axle steering. The armoured vehicle can also perform amphibious operations. 

The AMVXP offers a road speed of more than 100km/h and can travel at a maximum speed of 10km/h in the water.

It is capable of operating even in the most challenging conditions, including hot deserts and arctic environments.

Patria AMVXP variants

Patria AMVXP‘s modular design allows for the installation of various components suitable for different mission needs, without altering the basic vehicle systems.

The basic model serves as a platform for different variants including armoured personnel carrier (APC), IFV, command vehicle, ambulance, reconnaissance vehicle, anti-tank guided missile vehicle (ATGM), armoured repair and recovery vehicle (ARRV), and 120mm Patria Nemo mortar system.

The high roof version of Patria AMVXP offers more internal space in the rear compartment, increasing the vehicle’s height to 34cm, for command, C4I, ambulance or workshop vehicle configurations.

The heavy weapon platform variant is intended for carrying large-calibre weapon systems including the 120mm AMOS mortar system or 105/120mm mobile cannons (MGS).