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Patria Alleges Misconduct in Portuguese Pandur II Deal

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Pandur II Back in February 2005, DID covered a EUR 280 million ($482 million) Portuguese contract for 260 Pandur II 8×8 wheeled Armored Personnel Carriers. Now one of the finalists in that competition is crying foul – and stating that they have proof. Finalnd’s Patria Oyj, who produces the popular Armoured Modular Vehicle APC, has submitted a formal request for investigation to the Public Attorney’s Office of the Administrative Court in Lisbon, based on what it believes to be “firm evidence on misconducts during the tender and contract formation procedures…” See its full release for more details. As fate would have it, Steyr’s Pandur II and Patria’s AMV are currently the final two contenders for the Czech Republic’s $1 billion wheeled APC contract.

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