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IAV 2022: Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System offered in various versions in addition to APC

The 6×6 CAVS vehicle provides armed forces with mobility, including in Arctic conditions. (Patria)

Janes learned more details about the Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2022 conference being held in London from 24 to 27 January.

Patria describes the vehicle as a 6×6 battlefield taxi that is easy to operate and maintain.

In addition to its basic configuration as an armoured personnel carrier (APC), the vehicle can provide fire support and indirect fire, as well as medical evacuation, command-and-control, and engineering support.

A Patria Nemo mortar system has been integrated into the Combat Armoured Vehicle (CAV), offering a 10 km range and a six-round multiple round simultaneous impact capability.

Latvia received its first four CAVS APC versions on 29 November 2021 after Latvian Armed Forces personnel completed two weeks of user, instructor, and maintenance training at Patria in Hämeenlinna, Finland, in October to prepare to operate the vehicles. The four APCs have since been on exercises with Latvian troops.

Finland is expecting to receive three APC versions during this quarter and it intends to order 160 more by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

Meanwhile, negotiations are under way with Sweden on its participation in the CAVS programme after it announced in December 2021 that it wanted to join the Finnish-led programme.

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