Finnish Defence Forces to procure domestic off-road vehicles

27.12.2023 – Defence Minister Antti Häkkänen has authorised the Defence Forces to order 13 Sisu GTP 4×4 off-road vehicles from Oy Sisu Auto Ab. The overall value of the procurement, without value added tax, is about EUR 9.7 million.

By procuring domestic vehicles, we develop the Army’s mobility and secure military security of supply. In addition, the procurement has a significant regional employment effect in Western Uusimaa, says Minister Häkkänen. 

In 2020 and 2022, the Defence Forces purchased 31 Sisu GTP 4×4 vehicles. 

The procurement was prepared together with Sweden as part of cooperation focusing on the countries’ vehicle systems. More detailed information on the cooperation was provided in May 2023.

The procurement has a significant domestic employment effect of about 28 person-years.

Photo courtesy Sisu Auto