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Land Forces 2016: Boxer dukes it out with AMV35

7th September 2016 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide


The Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 programme for combat reconnaissance vehicles attracted top attention at Land Forces 2016 in Adelaide, with the field now narrowed to the Rheinmetall Boxer and BAE Systems/Patria AMV35

Both contenders had their 8x8 vehicles on display in a three-colour AusCam paint scheme. The competition is now in its risk mitigation activity phase.

The Boxer was fitted with a two-man Lance turret featuring a 35mm cannon and dual Spike anti-tank guided missiles. The 35mm cannon was offered as an option instead of the more typical Mauser 30mm Mk 30-2 gun. The hull-Lance turret combination

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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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