Patria has won the Government of the Slovak Republic’s BOV 8×8 program tender for the supply of its Patria AMVXP 8×8 vehicles for the Armed Forces of Slovakia.
The government decision was based on bids submitted at the end of 2021 and vehicle and weapon system tests carried out in February 2022. Patria’s offer was the best match to the requirements.
As well as supplying armored wheeled vehicles to Slovakia, the company is also contributing to the development of the Slovak engineering and defense industry with the creation of new jobs in regions with high unemployment rates, either directly in the partner companies or with their suppliers or subcontractors. The BOV 8×8 program will also influence in regions’ educational opportunities and economy.
“Patria is known for its successful technology transfer programs and is fully focused on the security of supply and long-term cooperation with Slovakia,” said Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President for Market Area Europe in Patria. “The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic will get state-of-the-art, modular, high-performance and robust armored combat Patria AMVXP 8×8 vehicles, which have been used successfully, already decades in different versions in several EU and NATO missions by many customers from NATO and non-NATO countries.”