Patria introduces new technology at IDEX 2017
Patria will display its latest technology at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Patria AMV 8x8 is the most modern and successful combat proven armoured wheeled vehicle with outstanding test results from all over the world. Nearly 1,600 vehicles have already been ordered. At IDEX Patria showcases a new member of the Patria AMV product family-Patria AMV28A with Kongsberg PROTECTOR Medium Caliber Turret (MCT-30) with Commander’s Independent Weapon Station with 12.7 mm Machine Gun and Javelin AT launcher.
Patria AMV’s structural solutions enable high payload capacity, high level of protection and integration of heavy weapon systems. The latest addition to this product family, Patria AMVXP, provides further strength to the company’s product range.
At IDEX Patria introduces the world’s first 120mm mortar system integrated with a container. The Patria Nemo Container includes all the equipment required by a mortar unit in a single package. The Nemo Container is delivered with everything that a mortar unit needs: protection for the crew, the weapon and ammunition. The container has its own power unit and air conditioning. In addition to an access hatch, the container has an escape hatch.
The customer can select NBC filtration systems, as well as the desired ballistic protection, made either of steel plates or ceramic armour. High-durability steel plating 8 to 10mm thick adds around three tons to the weight of the container. The container has space for one hundred mortar bombs. It has a crew of three: two loaders and a gunner, who also acts as the commander of the unit. The key benefit of the Patria Nemo Container is its easy mobility, which is unique to mortar systems of this caliber. The container can be easily moved into a firing position on a high-speed boat, a ship or on a truck; the container can also fire from any of these carriers and naturally also from the ground.
In addition, Patria AMV Part Task Trainer (PTT)-the training system for Patria AMV is on display. Patria AMV Part Task Trainer (PTT) combines virtual training environment and modelled AMV driver’s position with all the essential driver’s controls and systems. Training with AMV PTT familiarizes the trainee with the environment and functionality of the vehicle needed in operational AMV usage. High fidelity VBS (Virtual Battle Space) based synthetic environment with extensive networking capabilities makes it possible to network AMV PTT with other PTTs or simulators to enable mission training.
Patria Group has founded a new company in Abu Dhabi- Patria Land Middle East Ltd, and it is fully owned by Patria Group. The new company will strengthen Patria’s presence in the Arab Emirates and Middle East, while indicating its long-term commitment to the region. At the initial stage, the company’s objective is to be close to the customer and support sales, marketing and offset trading. In the future, Patria may expand its operations by means such as starting to sell technical support, training and spare parts.