05 September 2015
Patria and BAE Systems AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) ) (photo : Patria)
Patria and BAE Systems have offered a highly protected armoured vehicle integrated with a combat proven turret as the solution that will best meet the Australian Army’s mounted combat reconnaissance requirements. The companies offer the AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) under Phase 2 of the Land 400 Program.
The solution combines Patria’s Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) and BAE Systems Hägglunds’ E35 turret system. Both are qualified and in service with NATO nations.
The Patria AMV has been selected by seven nations with 1,400 contracted vehicles. The platform has attained a strong combat reputation, chiefly based on the strength of its operational performance e.g. in Afghanistan. The BAE Systems-Hägglunds manned turret system is fitted to the successful CV90 family of infantry fighting vehicles operated by five nations. It has been used on crisis management and combat missions across the globe.
“The AMV35-vehicle offers a very strong solution with extraordinary operational performance in various situations and threats. Its protection, firepower, situational awareness systems, and mobility are unrivalled”, says Mika Kari, President of Patria’s Land Business Unit.
BAE Systems is the prime contractor in this offer and Patria will provide vehicle technology and platform. Patria and BAE Systems team will manufacture and support the AMV35 in Australia, securing and retaining in-country capability, and contributing significantly to the Australian economy throughout the expected 30+ year life of the vehicles. If selected, this project has also a high positive impact on the Patria operations in Finland. According to the public information shared by the Australian Department of Defence, the final decision will be made in the beginning of 2018.