Lithuania to sign procurement contract to acquire Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles 51908162

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 Lithuania to sign procurement contract to acquire Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles
On August 22 the contract on procurement of the Boxer infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) for the Lithuanian Armed Forces will be signed at the Ministry of National Defence. The decision to do so was taken on August 16 by the MoD Council on Defence Resources after hearing the report of the Infantry Fighting Vehicles Work Group on the negotiations and their results regarding acquisition of infantry fighting vehicles.
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Boxer IFV prototype - MoD archive photo (credit: Ieva Budzeikaite)
On account of the security classification given to the contract, media opportunity will not be provided during the signing ceremony. Leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces, and a representative from OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) which mediates in Lithuania’s acquisition of the Boxer IFVs will meet with media representatives following the event.

The Boxer is a German-Dutch multirole armoured fighting vehicle designed to accomplish a number of operations through the use of installable mission modules. It is produced by the ARTEC GmbH (ARmoured vehicle TEChnology) industrial group, and the programme is being managed by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). ARTEC GmbH is seated in Munich, its parent companies are Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) on the German side, and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Nederland B.V. for the Netherlands.


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