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KMW rolls out new 120mm mortar and drone recon modules for Boxer armoured vehicle

2nd June 2023 - 12:30 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


This Boxer 8x8 MRAV is fitted with a Patria 120mm NEMO mortar turret which has indirect and direct fire capabilities. (Photo: author)

KMW has displayed two new mission modules for the 8x8 Boxer armoured vehicle, one housing a Patria NEMO 120mm mortar turret, and the other equipped for launch and recovery of multiple UAVs for short- and long-range reconnaissance.

KMW and Rheinmetall, partners in the ARTEC consortium which produces the German Boxer 8x8 Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV), are both continuing to expand the roles that the vehicle can undertake.

This is facilitated by the rear mission module which can be rapidly removed to enable the vehicle to be re-roled, although it is understood that this feature has not so far been adopted by any current Boxer users.

Boxer has now been shown by KMW fitted with a Patria 120mm NEMO turret-mounted mortar system which is already in service with Saudi Arabia installed on a GDLS Canada Light Armoured Vehicle and the UAE Navy on a costal

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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