WEAPONS TRANSFERRED TO THE SAUDI-LED COALITION AND EMPLOYED IN THE CONFLICT IN YEMEN (2015-ongoing)
Patria AMV 8x8
|WEAPON NAME||Patria AMV 8x8 Multi-Role Military Vehicle|
The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria. The main feature of the AMV is its modular design, which allows the incorporation of different turrets, weapons, sensors, or communications systems on the same carriage. It carries advanced mission equipment to provide enhanced operational capabilities in the modern warfare. → patriagroup.com/patria-amv
PATRIA Group, Tampere, FINLAND → patriagroup.com
Finnish state-controlled Patria Group has secured an export license to sell an unspecified number of 8x8 AMV armored vehicles to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Patria, which described the deal as significant, said financial details around the contract would remain classified. The delivery is expected to be within the range of 40 to 90 units, if options for an additional 50 units on the suspected core 40-unit order are exercised. The contract price agreed with the UAE excludes weapons systems. A large part of the order will be produced under license by Rosomak SA, Patria's cooperation partner in Poland that delivers hulls for new Patria AMV contracts. About 50% of all Patria 8x8 AMVs are manufactured in Poland. By taking advantage of Poland's lower labor costs, Patria is able to optimize production-related savings and pitch more competitive bids for its armored vehicle offerings.
Transfer of Patria AMV 8x8 from Finland to United Arab Emirates
|AMV-IFV||IFV||2008||5||2008-2010||4||From Polish production line|
|AMV||APC||2016||40||2016||40||PLN170m ($41 m) deal; Rosomak version from Polish production line; possibly some modified in UAE to IFV|
Patria has agreements on vehicle deliveries to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces signed in November 2007 (5 vehicles) and November 2015 (40 vehicles). In connection of the 2015 vehicle deliveries Patria has not given technical support in integration of any weapon systems and has no knowledge of the weapon systems the customer has integrated. Patria has contractually committed to deliver spare parts as well as technical support to the UAE Armed Forces.
|IDENTIFICATION||Saudi Arabia, UAE, launch attack on Yemen's port city of Al-Hudaydah (14 June 2018)|
|GEOLOCATION||Al-Hudaydah port, Yemen → 13°44'14.2"N 43°16'38.9"E|
(Verified Investigation → Amnesty International)