Patria unveils new XP armored wheeled vehicle

Patria is touring its new AMVXP armored vehicle, an eight-wheeled platform.
By Richard Tomkins  |  June 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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HELSINKI, Finland, June 20 (UPI) -- Patria, the Finish defense company, introduced this week a new eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle with extra payload, protection and performance.

The vehicle, spotlighted by the company at an international defense exhibition in France, is designated the AMVXP, which has been fine-tuned and tested since an XP concept design vehicle debuted last autumn.

"Patria AMVXP further strengthens Patria's leading armored wheeled-vehicle product offering," said Mika Kari, president of Patria Land business unit. "Its extensive and extreme testing phase has verified the vehicle's state of the art qualities.

"We have succeeded in developing a top-notch vehicle. By developing the new vehicle Patria provides the best solutions to match the customer needs of tomorrow."

The AMCXP features an upgraded powerline, which provides 450 kW engine with an integrated terrain control system. Details on other special features were not provided by the company.

Patria said, however, that the XP will come in a number of variants and allow for simultaneous integration of weapon systems, protection and crew equipment.

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