Patria, as the industrial coordinator of consortium FAMOUS (European Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armored Systems), has signed the Grant Agreement (GA) with the European Commission for funding worth €9 million. This allows the consortium, which includes 19 leading defense companies from across the European Union, to start development work of next-generation armored vehicles.
The FAMOUS consortium’s Kick-Off day was held on December 14, 2021 when the program was officially launched together with European Commission, Participating Member States representatives and companies.
“It is great to have this project and its development work now officially underway,” said Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land Business Unit. “This FAMOUS consortium is a unique and innovative approach to develop areas of next-generation technology that can be utilized in a variety of armored vehicles and systems – eventually in actual use.”
The FAMOUS consortium operates under the European Defense Industrial Development Program (EDIDP), which is designed to support the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union’s defense industry, in the perspective of the next coming steps in the context of the European Defense Fund (EDF). The FAMOUS program aims to develop future technologies and performances that enhance ground combat capabilities in the areas of mobility, hybrid operation, power generation and energy storage, such as well as security systems, situational awareness, robotics, C4I solutions, weapon systems and modern life cycle support solutions.
Members of the FAMOUS consortium are: