Australian officials inspects first Boxer vehicle
Australian government representatives have inspected the first Boxer vehicle for the Australian Defence Force at Rheinmetall’s facility in Kassel, Germany.
Rheinmetall is under contract to deliver 211 Boxer vehicles to the Australian Army under the LAND 400 Phase 2 programme.
Once in Australia, the vehicles will undergo modifications, including installation of Australian Army specific communications and computing equipment, and remote weapon station prior to final delivery to the army.
The first vehicles will be in operation by the end of 2019, for the development of training programmes.
The Boxer vehicles will be deployed for operations including surveillance, reconnaissance, C2, joint fires, multi-purpose, battlefield repair and recovery. The reconnaissance variant – accounting for 133 of the 211 vehicles – will be equipped with Rheinmetall’s advanced Lance turret system and armed with a 30mm automatic cannon.
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