Patria (company)

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Patria Oyj
Industry Aerospace and defense
Predecessor Valmet, Oy Sisu Ab
Founded 1997
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Key people
Heikki Allonen, Chief Executive Officer
Products Armored wheeled vehicles, weapon systems, helicopter maintenance, aircraft parts, pilot training
Revenue Increase 824,8 million (2013)
Increase 97,1 million € (2013)
Number of employees
3,614 (2013)
Parent the state of Finland (73,2 %), Airbus Group (26,8%)

Patria is a Finnish provider of defence, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria is owned by the state of Finland (73.2%) and Airbus Group (26.8%), but Airbus agreed to sell their stake to the government in December 2014.[1]

Products and services[edit]

  • Armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and ammunition products as well as their life cycle support services.
  • Life cycle support services for aircraft and helicopters as well as pilot training.
  • Maintenance of army material for the Finnish Defence Forces.
  • Development and integration of systems for command and control and situational awareness as well as their life cycle support services.

Patria Aviation[edit]

Aircraft parts for:

Patria Systems[edit]


Mortar systems[edit]

  • AMOS — Advanced Mortar System
  • NEMO — Light version of AMOS

Criminal investigation[edit]

Main article: Patria case

As of 5 September 2008, Patria is under investigation by the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation on its vehicle project in Slovenia and howitzer project in Egypt.[4] The company's former CEO Jorma Wiitakorpi resigned on August 18, 2008, when the investigation was still ongoing. He was succeeded by former board member Heikki Allonen.[5] Furthermore, several other employees have been arrested on charges of bribery. The case is ongoing and currently (as of 5 September 2008) the criminal investigation is underway.

Yleisradio's investigative program MOT published details of the case, causing a scandal in Slovenia, since the Slovenian Government including then-Prime Minister Janez Janša was allegedly involved.


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