The Patria AMV (Advanced Modular Vehicle) is an 8x8 or 6x6 multi-role military vehicle produced by Finnish manufacturer Patria. The first prototype was produced in 2001 and first vehicles delivered to the Finnish Army in 2003. Serial production was started in 2004.
The main feature of the AMV is modular design allowing the incorporation of different weapon, sensor, or communications systems on the same carriage. Designs exist for different APC (armoured personnel carrier) and IFV (infantry fighting vehicle) versions, communications version, ambulance version and different fire support versions with large caliber mortar and gun systems. One very important feature is that the AMV has a top-class mine protection up to 10 kg TNT.
"Lockheed Martin and Patria have teamed to compete for the U.S. Marine Corps' Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC). The MPC will be the Marines' next generation medium armored vehicle. The service is expected to release a request for proposals during the second quarter of 2008."
|Liveleak on Facebook|