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News, 11/19/2015

Ambassador convinced that Finnish armored wheeled vehicles best for Lithuania

Armored wheeled vehicle
Armored wheeled vehicle

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.

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Updated 11/19/2015

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