Sweden has ordered new armored personnel carriers as part of a joint European research and development effort, making them the third country to do so, following Finland and Latvia. 

According to Finnish manufacturer Patria, the country’s Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) ordered a total of 20 6×6 vehicles on April 17 after joining last year’s multinational Common Armored Vehicle Systems (CAVS) program.

The “Pansarterrängbil 300,” as the vehicles will be known in Sweden, will begin delivery in 2023. The vehicle will be modular and configured for other military purposes, which include command and control or ambulance duties. It will be designed for troop transportation of up to 12 personnel.

According to Swedish news outlet SVT, Stockholm intends to purchase several hundred 6×6 vehicles through the CAVS program, set at a budget of US$1.06 million.