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Patria AMV35

Patria AMV35
Unveiled / Entered Service
2016
Patria AMV35
Status
former-prototype
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Introduction

The Patria AMV35 is a hybrid vehicle consisting of “off the shelve components”, namely the Patria AMV 8×8 hull and BAE Systems-Hägglunds CV9035 Turret.

On the 28th of July 2016,  BAE Systems-Hägglunds announced that the AMV35 is 1 of 2 vehicles selected to take part in the 12-month Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program. After completion of trials, the AMV35 lost out to the Artec Boxer, which as of 2021 is in full production as the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle.

Background

Land 400 is a program being run by the Australian Army that is not only seeking the replacement of current fighting vehicles in service, but to offer vehicles with improved firepower, protection, mobility and communication characteristics.

Phase 2 concentrates on a replacement for the ageing ASLAV. Initially operated by the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 2/14 Light Horse Regiment, the ASLAV is based on the LAV-25 (LAV II) by GDLS Canada and has been in service with the RAAC since 1995, predominantly in the reconnaissance role.

The highest priority for Army is to replace the ASLAV fleet due to obsolescence factors that restrict its deployment and increase the cost of ownership. These obsolescence factors cannot be mitigated through an upgrade and without a replacement by 2020, the Army will have a capability gap.

In 2015 the “request for Tender” was released by the Australian Ministry Of Defence for Phase 2.

Several defence companies submitted their vehicles for consideration but in July 2016, the AMV35 and Rheinmetall’s/KMV enhanced BOXER were selected as the 2 vehicles to take part in the 12-month Risk Mitigation Activity.

E35 Turret by BAE

BAE Systems (BAE Systems Australia) has an established relationship in providing Fighting Vehicles for the Australian Army, namely the M113AS4 fleet upgrade.

One of the requirements for Phase 2 was “off the shelve” products, meaning existing vehicles in service with other countries to reduce the vehicles operational costs and an availability of parts.

Phase 3 sets the requirement for a tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle. BAE Systems had offered their tracked IFV, the Combat Vehicle 90 (model CV9035) which is in service with 7 countries, 3 of which operate the CV9035. The AMV35 also uses the exact same turret (E35) as the CV9035. The E35 turret features a digital architecture and a 35mm chain gun, which offers greater leathilty than the ASLAV’s ageing 25mm M242.

Selecting the AMV35 and CV9035 for both Phases of Land 400, will offer the Australian Army potential savings in operating costs and training, as well as both vehicles price tag.

Despite the advantages of using the CV9035, the South Korean K21 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (manufactured by Doosan DST) was selected as the winner for Land 400 Phase 3.

Patria AMV Hull

The Patria AMV35
The Patria AMV35 is a hybrid vehicle consisting of “off the shelve components”, namely the Patria AMV 8×8 hull and BAE Systems-Hägglunds CV9035 Turret.

The Patria AMV is the most successful modular 8×8 fighting vehicle in Europe. In service with 10 countries and licence produced in 3, it exceeded the Australian Armies criteria in mobility, modular protection and “off the shelve” components.

The Patria AMV has already been developed into a family of variants, including Armored Recovery, Combat Engineer, 120mm smoothbore Fire Support, Medical Evacuation, Command & Control, turreted Mortar (NEMO & AMOS) ATGM Tank Destroyer and APC.

The Patria AMV can be be fitted with different Scania Diesel engines. The AMV has been developed into more specialist versions, the AMV XP with an increased payload capacity and the AMV28A which features a new, stronger amphibious capability.

Specifications

characteristic
Result
Main Gun
35mm Bushmaster III auto-cannon Elevation -8 to +35?
ATGM Capability
Secondary Weapons
coaxial-7.62mm-machine-gun
Ammunition Storage
?
Engine
543hp DI 12 Scania Diesel
Transmission
7 speed Automatic
Top Road Speed
100 km/h
Road Range
600 – 800 km
Fuel Capacity
?
Vertical Obstacle
0.7m
Water Capability
Fording 2m / Amphibious 6 – 10 km/h
Trench Crossing
2.1m
Gradient
60%
Side Slope
30%
Length Gun Forward
N/A
Length Hull
7.9m
Width
2.8m
Height
2.4m (2.7m high roof version)
Ground Clearance
?
Weight
17 – 27 tonne depending on variant
NBC Protected
yes
Standard Armor(s) Type
steel, composite, modular
Optional Add-on Armor(s) Type
composite, bar
Active Protection Systems
no
Crew
commander, driver, gunner
Infantry
8+