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German Boxer 8x8 multirole armoured vehicle to play a vital role in modern combat environments


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German Boxer 8x8 multirole armoured vehicle to play a vital role in modern combat environments.
The Boxer 8x8 multirole armourd vehicle is one of the latest generation of wheeled combat armoured vehicle designed and manufactured jointly by German and Dutch defense industry. The Boxer combines excellent battlefield survivability and combat effectiveness with outstanding operational versatility.
     
The Boxer 8x8 multirole armourd vehicle is one of the latest generation of wheeled combat armoured vehicle designed and manufactured jointly by German and Dutch defense industry. The Boxer combines excellent battlefield survivability and combat effectiveness with outstanding operational versatility. German army 8x8 Boxer armoured vehicle personnel carrier in Afghanistan.
     
Wheeled armoured vehicles continue to play a vital role in modern combat environments, not only on the traditional battlefield but also in urban and asymmetric scenarios. They offer troops enhanced mobility options as well as high levels of protection against ballistic threats, mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Coupled with ongoing development, recent operational experience proves that ARTEC’s family of Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles is among the most advanced, most mobile and best-protected available today. Having joined forces to form the ARTEC consortium, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) manufactures the Boxer in cooperation with fellow German defence contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) under a bi-national programme, in which Rheinmetall holds a 64% stake.

Since July 2011, Germany’s ISAF contingent has fielded three variants of the Boxer in Afghanistan: a personnel carrier capable of transporting a fully equipped infantry section, a command post vehicle, and a field ambulance. In the nearly four years since it was first deployed in Afghanistan, the Boxer has been the frequent target of insurgent attacks. However, thanks to its modular design and class-leading levels of protection, not one of these attacks has resulted in crew fatalities or injuries.
     
Rheinmetall has also developed a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle version of the Boxer equipped with a Lance 30mm two-man turret. Boxer 8x8 multirole armoured vehicle fited with Lance turret armed with a 30mm automatic cannon.
     
The Boxer family concept is based on a uniform drive module and interchangeable, user/role-specific mission modules. Designed for maximum versatility, these build-on modules lend themselves to the development of a wide variety of mission-specific variants. Unique to the Boxer, these interchangeable modules also offer users considerable cost-saving opportunities, with a single drive module capable of performing a multitude of operationally dictated roles.

Module variants developed to date include an armoured personnel carrier (APC), battlefield ambulance, combat engineer vehicle, logistics carrier, a battle damage repair vehicle, a command and control version, and a crew/driver training vehicle.

Rheinmetall has also developed a wheeled infantry fighting vehicle version of the Boxer equipped with a Lance 30mm two-man turret.

Most recently, RMMV has commenced preparations for a series of international customer presentations for the latest updated Boxer IFV, including specific demonstrations of mobility in rough and adverse terrain, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) capabilities, and a live-fire event.
 

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