Finland to buy 91 6×6 armoured vehicles from Partia

Finland’s Minister of Defence has granted authorisation for the procurement of 91 6×6 armoured vehicles / personnel carriers for the Finnish Army, from Patria in a €208 Mn ($224.6 Mn) deal, with a provision to purchase up to 70 additional Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) vehicles.

The deliveries are expected to begin later this year. Delivery is expected in 2023.

Alongside the armoured vehicles, the sale will provide user and maintenance training, associated parts and tools, as well as an additional option for up to 70 personnel carriers.

The new armored personnel carriers are expected to support the Finnish Army’s mobility for the next four decades.

The purchase is part of the international CAVS project, led by Finland and including Latvia, Sweden, and Germany, with Patria as the prime contractor.

CAVS was a collaboration between the countries to create a wheeled armoured vehicle system with shared specifications.

About Patria 6×6 Armoured Vehicle

Patria 6×6 is modular and high-performance, but at the same time simple, robust and affordable to provide this tactical capability in larger fleet quantities. It provides modern protection and high mobility.

Patria 6×6’s modular design allows a wide variety of specific configurations for diverse missions. Patria 6×6 is perfect choice for any troop transportation and combat support roles. 


STANAG level 2 ballistic and mine protection is optimized solution for protected troop transport and combat support roles. High payload capability ensures that there is enough payload even for optional enhanced STANAG level 4 ballistic and mine protection on various vehicle variants. High level of protection, unique mobility and the latest technology bring Patria 6×6 to deliver state-of-the-art protected troop transport capabilities to face the highest demands. 


Robust and fully independent suspension, which is similar to Patria AMV XP, together with high performance drive line, ensures unforeseen mobility and crew comfort in the 6×6 category. Patria 6×6 carries up to 10 soldiers in the rear plus a crew of two (driver and commander) in the front cabin; all their equipment being hosted inside the protected hull, and equipment being based on a 72-hour mission requirement. The vehicle has mobility optimised continuous all-wheel drive and steering by front two axles. Amphibious capability for water crossing and amphibious landing operations is available as an option. 

Versatile and easy to use 

Patria 6×6 is primarily designed for troop transport roles (APC), but is suitable to be configured for other combat support roles as well, such as Company Command vehicle, Medical Evacuation vehicle, Heavy APC and finally, the 120 mm Patria Nemo mortar system.  

An intuitive, truck-like user interface, good visibility and large internal volume make it easy to train and operate. 


Affordability in procurement together with low through-life costs throughout the long expected service life, more than 30 years, have been design guidelines for Patria 6×6. Vehicle maintenance, repair and system upgrades have been taken into account too. All this makes Patria 6×6 an affordable and highly reliable armoured wheeled vehicle.  

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