PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Patria, Photo: Patria (Patria AMV 28A)
Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Besides Finland, the Group has operations in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and South Africa. Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the Finnish state (50.1%) and the Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%).
Products and services
– Armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and ammunition products as well as their life cycle support services.
– Life cycle support services for aircraft and helicopters as well as pilot training.
– Maintenance of army material for the Finnish Defence Forces.
– Development and integration of systems for command and control and situational awareness as well as their life cycle support services.
„Local production has to be defined in detail because many companies promises are huge at this stage. Companies former experience of technology transfer should be carefully estimated. Industrial cooperation must be defined in detail. It should boost the Bulgarian defense industry which would receive not only investments but also new know-how and new export possibilities. It is important that by the final project estimation the maintenance and repair costs during the entire lifecycle are taken into account and not only the costs for acquisition” – Markku Koivisto, Vice President of Patria Land Systems