|Manufacturer:||Patria Vehicles Oy|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Modernization of the vehicle|
Implemented in collaboration with Oricopa, the modernisation project, named XA MLU, is related to the Finnish Defence Forces' capability development programme, which seeks to improve the mobility of the soldiers.
A total of 70 vehicles are scheduled to be modernised between 2015 and 2017. This will help extend their overall lifecycle well beyond 50 years and increase usability.
The contract requires the company to modify the vehicles with additional seats for improved road safety, electric systems with instrumentation and new external surfacing.
In addition, the key components of every vehicle, including the engine, power transmission and axles, will be inspected and renovated or changed, if necessary, to help enhance performance.
The vehicles are scheduled to be used in the Finnish regional and operative forces.