Export licence granted for the Patria Nemo mortar system

The Coun­cil of State of Fin­land grant­ed an export licence for 36 Patria Nemo mor­tar sys­tems. These had been select­ed as one of the weapon sys­tems for the Gen­er­al Dynam­ics Land Sys­tems vehi­cle, as part of the US Gov­ern­ment For­eign Mil­i­tary Sales (FMS) project. With a val­ue of over €100 mil­lion, the con­tract will have a major employ­ment effect for Patria and its Finnish sub­con­trac­tors. Ear­li­er this year Patria has already deliv­ered six mor­tar sys­tems to Gen­er­al Dynam­ics for test­ing. The actu­al deliv­er­ies will take place between 2012 and 2013.

Patria is the glob­al mar­ket leader in tur­ret­ed mor­tar sys­tems. The project will pro­vide an excel­lent ref­er­ence for Finnish know-how.
”Obtain­ing an export license is a major step for­ward for this tech­nol­o­gy. It is also an impor­tant way­point in efforts to mar­ket Finnish mor­tar sys­tems inter­na­tion­al­ly”, states Sep­po Sep­pälä, Pres­i­dent of Patria Land Ser­vices, empha­sis­ing the impor­tance of the project.

The Patria Nemo is a mod­ern mor­tar sys­tem fea­tur­ing excel­lent sig­na­ture man­age­ment and bal­lis­tic pro­tec­tion .The Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates Navy has already cho­sen the Patria Nemo.

Patria is a trust­ed provider of defence, secu­ri­ty and avi­a­tion life-cycle sup­port ser­vices and tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions. Patria is owned by the state of Fin­land (73.2 %) and the Euro­pean Aero­nau­tic Defence and Space Com­pa­ny (EADS N.V.) (26.8 %).

For fur­ther details con­tact:
Sep­po Sep­pälä, Pres­i­dent, Land Ser­vices, tel. +358 40 869 2680, seppo.seppala@patria.fi