Estonia, Latvia, Finland sign memorandum on developing armored wheeled vehicle platform

  • 2019-12-18
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

HELSINKI - Finland, Estonia and Latvia on Tuesday signed a letter of intent concerning the development of an armored wheeled vehicle platform.

The letter of intent was signed by the defense ministers of Estonia and Latvia and the permanent secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Defense.

In the letter of intent, the defense ministries of Estonia, Latvia and Finland express their intention to engage in common consultations, exploring the possibility to establish a cooperative program for the development of a platform for an armored personal carrier with increased mobility.

The objective of the cooperative program would be to offer cost-effective solutions to each country's capability requirements, which would first be harmonized to the extent possible. The development of a common vehicle platform could also provide increased value for money, interoperability and security of supply.

The letter of intent is non-binding and does not constitute any obligation to procure any service or product.