The Government of the Slovak Republic has announced Patria to be the winner of the tender for BOV 8×8 programme. The government decision was based on bids submitted at the end of 2021, as well as vehicle and weapon system tests carried out in February 2022. Patria’s offer was the best match to the requirements.
“Patria is known for its successful technology transfer programmes and is fully focused on the security of supply and long-term cooperation with Slovakia. The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic will get state-of-the-art, modular, high-performance and robust armoured combat Patria AMVXP 8×8 vehicles, which have been used successfully, already decades in different versions in several EU and NATO missions by many customers from NATO and non-NATO countries”, states Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President for Market Area Europe in Patria.
Patria AMV XP 8×8 is a state-of-the-art modular, high-performance and robust armoured wheeled vehicle. The combat-proven AMV family has gained experience from various operations. It provides the performance and features of a multi-role vehicle. Patria offers a large scale of AMV XP variants to meet the specific needs of its customers worldwide, from hot deserts to arctic conditions.
Patria AMV XP is available in three different models:
- Basic model provides the platform for the following variants: armoured personnel carrier (APC), infantry fighting v-hicle (IFV), command vehicle, ambulance, reconnaissance vehicle, anti-tank guided missile vehicle (ATGM), armoured repair and recovery vehicle (ARRV), and finally, the 120 mm Patria Nemo mortar system.
- High Roof Model provides extra space at the rear of the vehicle (34 cm higher than the basic model), which is ideal if the vehicle is used as a command, C4I, ambulance or workshop vehicle.
- Heavy Weapon Platform has been optimised to carry large-calibre weapon systems such as the 120 mm AMOS mortar system or the 105/120 mm mobile cannons (MGS).