vehicles will initially be manufactured in Finland. Production
will gradually be transferred to Slovenia in 2007 and 2008.
Slovenia already has an established production line of wheeled
armored vehicles, supporting the production of Valuk (locally
made Pandur 6x6 vehicles) for the Slovenian armed forces.
This 8x8 AMV demonstrates the integration of
an overhead remotely controlled 30mm weapon
station from Elbit Systems.
Together with Patria and Rotis, Gorenje will also be involved
in the production. According to Mr Jorma Wiitakorpi, CEO and
President of Patria, the company offset agreements will bring
great benefits to the Slovenian economy as a whole. The Slovenian
industry will share of 30% of the program's value. For the remaining
70%, an offset will be offered.