British company WFEL presents bridge layer version of Boxer 8x8 armored

According to a Tweet published by Nicholas Drummond, the British company WFEL on May 13, 202, officially opened its facility in Stockport dedicated to the manufacturing of the Boxer 8x8 armored vehicle for the British army. During this event, WFEL has presented a BOXER in bridge layer configuration. 
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WFEL presents bridge layer variant of the Boxer 8x8 armored vehicle. (Picture source Twitter Nicholas Drummond)

In November 2019, OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) and ARTEC signed a contract for the procurement of more than 500 BOXER vehicles. The contract encompasses four different Build Configurations of BOXER, based on a common platform in operation within three nations already.

In July 2020, it was announced that the production of the British MoD’s (Ministry of Defense) new Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles program, has been awarded by a member of the ARTEC consortium to WFEL. ARTEC GmbH was founded in the year 1999. It is a Joint Venture of German companies Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall Landsysteme and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Nederland. ARTEC is responsible for the BOXER development program for Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting as the prime contractor.

The British company WFEL is a world leader in the development and design of tactical military bridge systems. The company has supplied tactical military bridge systems to more than 40 armed forces across the world for over four decades.

During the official opening of the new Boxer 8x8 armored facility, WFEL has presented the Boxer in bridge laying configuration able to launch a WFEL-made 22-meter MLC 50. The Boxer consists of two key elements including the chassis drive module and the multi-mission removable module. Thanks to this feature the rear part of the vehicle can be configured to carry out a wide range of roles.

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