Patria has joined AeroSpace and Defence Association of Europe (ASD) as a Direct Company Member being earlier involved in its operation via Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries (AFDA), where Patria continues its active participation as the biggest Finnish Aerospace and Defence company.
“We see direct membership as a way to promote the best interests of Patria in dialogue with the EU Institutions and other stakeholders in order to shape effective policies and legislation at the European and global levels by advocating common positions of the industry. Working together with the biggest aerospace and defence companies in Europe we can also promote international cooperation in the most beneficial way,” stated Esa Rautalinko, President and CEO of Patria Group.
ASD is the voice of European Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security Industries, representing over 3,000 companies and actively supporting the competitive development of the sector in Europe and worldwide. It has direct members including 18 major European companies and 23 National Associations headquartered in 18 countries. ASD members together employed more than 870,000 people and generated a turnover of €246 billion in 2018.
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services.
Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.