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.