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IDEX 2023: Amphibious Patria 6x6 vehicle goes on show

24th February 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Abu Dhabi


The latest Patria AWV 6x6 fitted with a Kongsberg RWS armed with a 12.7mm MG and Javelin ATGW. (Photo: author)

6x6 Armoured Wheeled Vehicle is seen as natural complement to Patria's larger 8x8 design.

Shown for the first time in the Middle East is the latest Patria 6x6 Armoured Wheeled Vehicle (AWV) which is being adopted by an increasing number of countries in Europe including Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Sweden with Germany potentially being added.

According to Mikko Karppinen, senior VP, portfolio, at Patria, 'we will market the AWV 6x6 alongside the latest Patria 8x8 Armoured Modular Vehicle XP [Extra Performance, Payload and Protection] as they are complimentary vehicles.”

The AWV is already in quantity production for Latvia which has ordered around 200 vehicles, and each customer will fit its own communications, battle management system

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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