Eurosatory 2018: Patria launches new APC

Finland’s Patria has completed initial trials of its latest wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is currently known as the Patria 6x6.
The new APC, which was unveiled at Eurosatory 2018, has a gross vehicle weight of 24,000 kg, of which 8,500 kg is the maximum payload including the armour package, weapon, crew, and fuel.
The Patria 6x6 armoured personnel carrier, pictured fitted with a roof-mounted protected weapon station armed with a .50 M2 HB machine gun.Photo by: Patria
According to Patria it can be fitted with a range of weapons including the company’s AMOS 120 mm turreted mortar system, which is in service with the Finnish Defence Forces on its larger 8x8 Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV).
The first example of the Patria 6x6 is fitted with a protected weapon station armed with a .50 M2 HB machine gun (MG), and a 5.56 mm or 7.62 mm MG can be pintle mounted on the roof of the rear troop compartment.