RBSL details Boxer programme role
Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) has confirmed that it will be one of the primary vehicle manufacturers in the UK for the British Army’s Boxer vehicle programme.
Under the £2.3bn contract awarded to Artec on 5 November, the army is to receive over 500 Boxer vehicles to fulfil its Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) requirement.
RBSL will undertake fabrication of the armoured vehicle structures along with the assembly, integration, and test of the complete vehicles at its Telford facility in the West Midlands.
Peter Hardisty, managing director of RBSL, said: ‘Not only will the delivery of Boxer provide the British Army with a complete step-change in capability to meet their MIV requirement, it will also protect vital engineering and manufacturing skills as a sovereign capability to the UK. RBSL is incredibly proud to be a part of this milestone, alongside our partners in Artec.
‘RBSL has a proud heritage of working with the British Army and remains the design authority for almost all of the UK’s in-service armoured vehicle fleet. This programme builds on that relationship and marks a new chapter in vehicle manufacture for the UK defence industry.’
The British Army will receive Boxer vehicles in four variants: Infantry Carrier, Specialist Carrier, Command, and Ambulance.
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