Patria (company)
Patria is a Finnish
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 company which produces a wide range of defence, aviation and aerospace technology. It carries on the firearm
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s tradition of Valtion Kivääritehdas and the aerospace
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 tradition of Valtion lentokonetehdas
Valtion lentokonetehdas
' was a Finnish aircraft manufacturing company that was founded on 23 February 1928 from the IVL or I.V.L. factory . The company was transferred from being subordinate to the Finnish Air Force to being subordinate to the Ministry of Defence...


Patria Aviation

  • NH90
  • Mini-UAVs
    Unmanned aerial vehicle
    An unmanned aerial vehicle , also known as a unmanned aircraft system , remotely piloted aircraft or unmanned aircraft, is a machine which functions either by the remote control of a navigator or pilot or autonomously, that is, as a self-directing entity...

Aircraft parts for:
  • Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
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  • Airbus A380
    Airbus A380
    The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. It is the largest passenger airliner in the world. Due to its size, many airports had to modify and improve facilities to accommodate it...

  • Airbus A400M
    Airbus A400M
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     (when initiated)
  • Embraer 145
  • Saab 340
    Saab 340
    The Saab 340 is a discontinued Swedish two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild Aircraft in a 65:35 ratio...

  • Saab 2000
    Saab 2000
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  • XA-series APC
    Armoured personnel carrier
    An armoured personnel carrier is an armoured fighting vehicle designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.APCs are usually armed with only a machine gun although variants carry recoilless rifles, anti-tank guided missiles , or mortars...

    • Sisu XA-180
    • Sisu XA-185
    • Patria XA-202
    • Patria XA-203
  • Patria AMV - Armoured Modular Vehicle

Mortar systems

  • AMOS
    AMOS or Advanced Mortar System is a 120 mm automatic twin barrelled, breech loaded mortar turret. AMOS has been fitted to a wide range of armoured vehicles such as the Sisu Pasi, Patria AMV, Combat Vehicle 90 or Combat Boat 90....

     - Advanced Mortar System
  • NEMO
    Patria NEMO
    NEMO , is a single 120 mm unmanned mortar turret currently being developed by Patria Weapons System Oy in Finland. It is a lighter version of the AMOS mortar system, which is also being field tested...

     - Light version of AMOS

Criminal investigation

As of 5 September 2008, Patria is under investigation by the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation
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 on its vehicle project in Slovenia
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 and howitzer project in Egypt
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. The company's former CEO Jorma Wiitakorpi resigned on August 18, 2008, when the investigation was still ongoing. He was succeeded by former board member Heikki Allonen. Furthermore, several other employees have been arrested on charges of bribery. The case is ongoing and currently (as of 5 September 2008) the criminal investigation is underway.

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's investigative program MOT published details of the case, causing a scandal in Slovenia, since the Slovenian Government including then-Prime Minister Janez Janša
Janez Janša
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was allegedly involved.

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