"The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces has ordered Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified.
“This is a magnificent extension for the ongoing, successful co-operation between the UAE Armed Forces and Patria. UAE Armed Forces have been very satisfied with their existing AMV vehicles as they meet all the customer’s needs and are suitable for the needed, challenging circumstances. These vehicles will be produced by our Polish partner in a very tight time schedule. The agreement done now is very significant for Patria, and we are excited about this and looking forward to providing the vehicles”, says Mika Kari, President of Patria Land business unit."
United Arab Emirates buying AMVs is good news for Patria sure. It is just sad that Lockheed went full Chinese and fucked Patria to ass, by stopping cooperating on Havoc.
Hope they realize that patira has got cardboard for armor without additional armor plating.... and get some rpg nets
>Sauds buying Canuck LAV III's
>UAE buying Patria's
we'll see which one is better. Given that both states militaries are god awful at using their equipment, we'll see how good the protection is for both considering how much fire these things are gonna take
>30mm protection is standard
Speaking of shitposting, that is only with add on armor, with its base armor it is no more protected than a Stryker with base armor.
>It's as protected as a Stryker if you attack it first with a spanner and remove its armor
There is no "add on" armour for it per se as it always comes with some customer specified modular setup. But if you do know of a customer that has really ordered it with as weak side protection as Stryker please do tell, looking at the SSAB's catalog the same level of protection could be archived with just 5mm thick Armox plates.
No one is going to drive AMV without its modular armor into combat as that is the armor it has, the older style Stryker however comes with either base hull armor or that+bolted on extra plate. Completely different concepts mate. I do agree that comparing them is bit pointless as Stryker is decades older tech and far more fairer comparison would be to compare it to the older Patria Pasi.
South Africa bought the most lightly armored Patria and it still armored against 30mm on the front.
[Warning, Anon pulling stuff his ass below.]
Basically, the starting point of this whole buying spree was the Iranian revolution. Iran had some of the most advanced weapons in the world at the time. Things like the F-14, the Chieftain and M-60 tanks. Some of the stuff that went to Iran arrived earlier than the weapons were issued to the forces of the countries that had designed and built them. This escalated to a point were the British Challenger 1 tank with Chobham armor (Top Secret shit, even today.) was going to be sold to the Iranians. Then the revolution rolled through.
Anyways, decades later the rest of the middle east watched as Iran ran out of spare parts because their weapons were western but their allegiances were not.
So the third world countries (In the sense that they are not allied with NATO or USSR and not some poor hellhole.) that have money invest in both western and eastern weapons, and everything in between. Western weapons because they have more advanced capabilities (Speaking very generally here.) and eastern weapons because they are extremely common in the region. This way if one side decides to cut all support, they still have one lifeline left.
i so want a civilian version of that. does anyone make RVs out of surplus wheeled APCs?
the Russian are going to ship some of their new 57mm turret to UAE this summer for testing
according to the contract, they will make 50 long version of the Patria, similar to the 5 vehicle with BMP-3 turret the UAE received in the 2008
so maybe they will have the new remote control BMP-3 turret or this 57mm gun turret, but only 50 of them the rest will be equited with .50 MG or 25mm gun
why? 120mm gun is too heavy and unrealistic
BMP-3 turret is more than enough, or else a 105mm L7
They already tried that with 105mm.
the Slavs love amphibious vehicle for some reason
120mm tank gun is too large for a 8x8 to be practical
a 8x8 120mm gun carrier would have ginomous ground pressure, and they cann't carry enough ammo to fire
thing like the Spurt SD could work, it have hydropneumatic suspension and can be airdrop, but it have zero armor
a 120 mm mortar would fit
Make some HEAT rounds for fire tank on armored vehicles
I don't think anyone in the west is interested in dedicated anti-tank vehicles
Might as well just buy tanks
and they can only carry like 8-10 rounds of main gun ammo
i would not fight taliban with that
is 152mm big enough for you?
Has science gone too far?
>talking out of my ass
sure, name anything 8x8 120mm gun carrier than can carry more than 12 round of main gun ammo
protip you cann't because there aren't any
only 120mm mortar can work
>protip you cann't because there aren't any
Sure I can, the one you are talking about that holds 12 rounds carries them all in the turret bustle, and it has no basket intruding into the hull.