The Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland has placed an additional order for 200 AMV 8x8 vehicles from Patria’s Polish partner Rosomak S.A. Patria will deliver components the components for the vehicles.
The order with a total value of some 90 MEUR, strengthens Patria’s order stock, but does not generate much work for the Hämeenlinna unit.
In December 2002, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed a contract to buy 690 Patria AMV vehicles, to be manufactured in Poland. The main competitors of the AMV were the MOWAG Piranha and Steyr Pandur.
The Polish version features major changes from the original Patria AMV, such as the ability to be transported by C-130 Hercules or to swim through water obstacles. As part of the initial order of 690 vehicles were to be delivered in two basic variants: 313 combat IFV and 377 transport/special base vehicles. In October 2013 order increased to 997 for delivery between 2014 and 2019.
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