Ambassador of Finland, Mr Harri Mäki-Reinikka is convinced that the Finnish Patria as the market leader among 8X8 armored wheeled vehicles is the most suitable option for Lithuania.
Ambassador considers that Patria’s offer is a perfect match for the Lithuanian needs, priced very competitively and include a local Life Cycle Support solution, continuous development with the latest technology.
Patria’s AMV enables many benefits for international EU- or NATO-operations and strengthens regional interoperability as well. Ambassador reminds that Patria’s vehicles are in use of Finnish, Polish, Estonian, Norwegian and Swedish Armies. The feedback has been excellent.
Ambassador Mäki-Reinikka gives his full support to Polish Rosomak’s and Patria’s cooperation concerning the bid. According to Mäki-Reinikka the cooperation provides the best platform to work with the Lithuanian industry.
If that Polish-Finnish bid wins, as the Ambassador hopes, it will create a lot of job opportunities to Lithuanians and strengthen so much needed tax collection to the Lithuanian state budget.
At the moment the estimate concerning the jobs surmounts several hundred man-years, from blue to white collar jobs, because of the training and service center.