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Swedish Akers Krutbruk big winner on the Finnish Patria deal

Category: Defence Industry

Patria AMV

The Swedish defence solutions company Akers Krutbruk, producing advanced protection for military vehicles, has won a record order from Patria Land Systems, which is a part of the defence, security and aerospace group Patria.

Sweden’s defence procurement agency FMV awarded Patria the contract to deliver 113 wheeled Armoured Modular Vehicles (AMV 8x8) to the Swedish Armed Forces. Patria and Åkers Krutbruk have now signed a contract regarding the delivery of a complete protection solution for the vehicles. The contract is significant and the biggest ever for Åkers Krutbruk.

Åkers Krutbruk is part of the IBD-group and is specialized in research, development, testing and production of advanced protection for military vehicles. The company will produce a complete protection package for 113 AMV defence vehicles - a modern wheeled armoured personnel carrier with high level of protection, mobility and accessibility. For Åkers Krutbruk the deal will include the whole range from testing to integration and production of the protection solutions.

  • This is our biggest contract ever. In the short term the order will create 20 to 25 new jobs since we will need both engineers and production staff. It will also be an important deal for the entire community of Strängnäs in a long period of time since we will involve local suppliers, says Niclas Sahlgren, CEO, Åkers Krutbruk.

The vehicles will begin to be delivered in 2012 and will be in operational service in 2014. Swedish Armed Forces has an option to order 113 supplementary vehicles.

Åkers Krutbruk

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