Saturday, September 30, 2023

Japan Steel Works Signs Agreement with Patria to Produce AMV XP Vehicles in Japan

Japan Steel Works Ltd. (JSW) has signed a license agreement with Patria to locally produce AMV XP 8×8 vehicles for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. This agreement will enable Japan Steel Works Ltd. (JSW) to locally produce these vehicles in Japan.

“Patria is fully committed delivering Japan Ground Self-Defense 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 armored vehicles in Japan for years to come,“ says Janne Räkköläinen, Senior Vice President of Market Area World at Patria.

In December 2022, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force selected Patia’s AMV XP 8×8 vehicles to replace type-96 8×8 vehicles. Both parties have not disclosed the number of vehicles in the agreement or worth of agreement. Patria has worked for the Japan’s WAPC programme since 2018 and it has also established a local subsidiary, Patria Japan Ltd., to support its activities in Japan.

Patria AMV XP 8×8 vehicle has a top speed of 100 km/h and is powered by a type 6 in-line diesel engine. Its maximum combat weight is almost 32000 Kg with a maximum payload of 15000 kg.

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.

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