Sweden orders 321 Patria 6×6 CAVS

by Sonny Butterworth

A Patgb 300 CAVS showing the unique Swedish modifications to the platform. These include a roof-mounted Kongsberg RS4 Protector ROWS and two banks of four smoke dischargers mounted beneath the windshield. (Patria Land Oy)

Patria and the Swedish Armed Forces announced that Sweden placed a SEK5.3 billion (USD507.4 million) order for 321 Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle Systems (CAVS) on 20 March.

Designated Patgb 300 (Pansarterrängbil 300: Armoured All-Terrain Vehicle 300) in Swedish service, the vehicles are planned to be delivered in armoured personnel carrier (APC), command-and-control (C2), and ambulance variants. Deliveries are scheduled to commence with the APC variant during the first half of 2025, leading to the completion of all deliveries by 2030. In addition to motorised infantry units, the platform will be used to equip air-defence and artillery units.

This contract follows a previous Swedish order for 20 pre-series Patgb 300s placed on 19 April 2023, all of which were delivered by November 2023. According to a press release issued by the Swedish Armed Forces on 19 April 2023, these pre-series CAVS were handed over to the Swedish Army's Life Guards regiment.

Both of these procurements are part of the wider multinational CAVS programme, which Sweden joined on 1 June 2022.

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