Sweden is strengthening its sea defense capabilities with eight new mortar vessels, equipped with the Patria NEMO Navy turreted 120mm system.
Patria is delivering its mortar system to the Swedish Armed Forces for the first time as a subcontractor to Swede Ship Marine AB. Amphibious units in Stockholm and Gothenburg will soon have eight vessels that can provide artillery support from the sea.
The vessels have been ordered by Försvarets materielverk (FMV) from Swede Ship Marine AB. In addition, Patria is also delivering its NEMO mortar systems for training purposes.
“We have developed the best possible solution for Swedish amphibious troops together with Swede Ship Marine AB. It is yet another example of Swedish–Finnish corporate cooperation, and it also confirms the unique position of Patria’s NEMO mortar system in the Nordic market, as well as globally,” said Mats Warstedt, Head of Market Area Nordics at Patria.
Patria NEMO Navy is a light and compact system, ideal for applications in fast-moving naval fleets and mechanized fleets. The turret can be integrated into a variety of platforms, including Patria 6×6 armored vehicle, which the Swedish armed forces have already ordered from Patria.
The combination was displayed at the 500-year anniversary of the Swedish Army in Gärdet, Stockholm, on 27th May, 2023.