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Australia’s first Boxer enters the ring

24th September 2019 - 06:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Rheinmetall Defence Australia handed over the first Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle acquired under Project Land 400 Phase 2 to the Australian Army at Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane on 24 September.

The vehicle delivered was a multipurpose variant. Images from the handover ceremony showed the vehicle painted in a typical Australian camouflage scheme and fitted with a 12.7mm machine gun mounted in an remote weapon station (RWS). The rear of the 8x8 vehicle includes additional stowage racks that significantly increase its length.

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said of the Boxer at the event: ‘They will be able to undertake a range of

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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