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Patria and Japan Steel Works AMV XP Licence Agreement

Patria AMV XP [© Patria]

Patria and Japan Steel Works Ltd. (JSW) have signed a manufacturing licence agreement for Patria AMV XP vehicles.


Press Release, Helsinki, 01 September 2023: Patria and Japan Steel Works Ltd. (JSW) signed on 31 August 2023 a licence agreement on manufacturing for Patria AMV XP 8×8 vehicles in Japan. The agreement enables local production in accordance with Japan Ground Self-Defence Force’s Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (WAPC) programme. In December 2022 Patria AMV XP 8×8 vehicle was selected by the programme to replace Type-96 8×8 Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicles that are currently in use. Neither the number of new vehicles nor the value of the agreement are disclosed at this stage.

“Patria is fully committed delivering Japan Ground Self-Defence Force’s WAPC programme as agreed and we are extremely satisfied to have JSW as our manufacturing partner in Japan. Both companies have over a hundred years of experience in providing top-of-the-line quality products for customers with the most demanding needs. JSW is a top-quality manufacturer locally and Patria foresees that JSW is an excellent manufacturing partner and will execute projects fully up to Patria and global standards. Together we create a strong team to manufacture and deliver the latest generation armoured vehicles in Japan for years to come,“ says Janne Räkköläinen, Senior Vice President of Market Area World at Patria.


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