Denel and Pa­tria an­nounce an agree­ment on ar­moured wheeled ve­hi­cles to South Africa


Denel Land Sys­tems and Pa­tria have signed an agree­ment re­gard­ing Pa­tria AMV 8x8 ar­moured wheeled ve­hi­cle se­rial pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ery to South Africa. The agree­ment in­cludes 238 ve­hi­cles, out of which five pre-se­ries ve­hi­cles have al­ready been de­liv­ered dur­ing the de­vel­op­ment phase. The first 16 se­rial ve­hi­cles will be as­sem­bled by Pa­tria in Fin­land, Hämeen­linna. There­after the as­sem­bly will be mi­grated to South Africa to Denel Land Sys­tems.

Th­ese ve­hi­cles are spe­cially de­signed and cus­tomised to meet the unique re­quire­ments of op­er­a­tional de­ploy­ment in the de­mand­ing African en­vi­ron­ment. The ve­hi­cle, known as Badger in South Africa, is a best-of-breed in its class and will con­trib­ute to the mod­erni­sa­tion of the South African Na­tional De­fence Force, pro­vid­ing its troops with ef­fec­tive pro­tec­tion and mo­bil­ity.

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