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WFEL to play part in UK Boxer manufacture

10th February 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A significant portion of the manufacture of the Boxer armoured vehicles to be built for the British Army will take place at WFEL, the company announced on 5 February.

WFEL is a UK subsidiary of KMW, part of the ARTEC consortium that has awarded a £2.3 billion contract to build 500 Boxers for the army’s Strike Brigades.

The Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme aims to source more than 60% by value of the vehicle content from UK suppliers.

The 8x8 wheeled vehicles will be supplied in several different configurations, including an armoured personnel carrier, field ambulance, command vehicle and specialist carrier. Delivery of the vehicles is expected to start from 2023.

Ian Anderton, managing director, WFEL, said: ‘Our substantial involvement in the Boxer programme allows us to further develop our UK supply chain, in turn creating and protecting valuable UK engineering jobs and developing new skills for our staff and those of our supply chain partners.

‘Working in close partnership with our KMW colleagues, we are both delighted and proud to be part of this transformational project for the British Army, with whom we have worked for many years.’

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