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British Army finally selects Boxer for MIV

31st March 2018 - 16:02 GMT | by Alice Budge, Grant Turnbull in London


In a move that has been anticipated for several months, the UK MoD announced on 31 March that it will re-join the Boxer programme and pursue a sole-source acquisition of the German 8x8 vehicle.

The long-awaited decision on the acquisition strategy for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme was announced just before the end of the 2017 financial year and a few days after British MPs recessed for Easter.

The UK MoD will now move forward with negotiations with the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), a European intergovernmental organisation that runs the Boxer programme, and German manufacturer ARTEC.

'The UK ...

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