Lithuanian Armed Forces have tested Boxer 8x8 armoured fitted with Israeli Samson Mk2 turret 12806162

Defence & Security News - Lithuania
 
Lithuanian Armed Forces have tested Boxer 8x8 armoured fitted with Israeli Samson Mk2 turret.
On June 22, 2016, Chief of Defence of Lithuania, Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and a delegation from the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces attended a fields tests of Boxer prototype in infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) version designed and manufactured by the German industrial group ARTEC.
     
On June 22, 2016, Chief of Defence of Lithuania, Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and a delegation from the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces attended a fields tests of Boxer prototype in infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) version designed and manufactured by the German industrial group ARTEC. The Boxer 8x8 multirole armoured vehicle fitted with Israeli-made turret Samson Mk 2 during trial tests in Lithuania.
     

For the demonstration in Lithuania, the Boxer was fitted with the Israeli-made Samson Mk-2 turret designed and manufactured by the Company Rafael. The turret was armed with a 30mm automatic cannon and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. The Samson Mk2 turret is also armed with anti-tank guided missile Spike.

"I appreciate the manufacturer's effort to demonstrate a prototype in operation in accordance with Lithuania's requirements ahead of signing an agreement," the Chief of Defence of Lithuania said.

The live demonstration was also attended by Lithuanian soldiers who has the chance to perform test fire with the 30mm automatic cannon and the 7.62mm coaxial machine gun fitted on the Boxer armoured.

On December 11, 2015 ARTEC with the BOXER vehicle has been declared preferred bidder by the Lithuanian State Defence Council for the Lithuanian Infantry Fighting Vehicle Programme. BOXER has been selected as the preferred vehicle amongst 10 offers.

The Lithuanian armed forces have requested a total of 88 Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicles to equip two infantry battalions . The first vehicles are expected to be deliver at the end of 2017.

The Boxer with the Samson M2 turret tested by the Lithuanian armed forces is a prototype version developed by the German Company ARTEC in collaboration with the Israeli Company Rafael to meet future needs of Lithuanian army.
     
On June 22, 2016, Chief of Defence of Lithuania, Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and a delegation from the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces attended a fields tests of Boxer prototype in infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) version designed and manufactured by the German industrial group ARTEC. The Samson Mk2 turret is armed with one 30mm automatic cannon and one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.
     
During the demonstration in Lithuania, the Israeli Company Rafael has also performed a live firing of its Spike anti-tank guided missile from the Samson Mk2 turret.

The Boxer is a 8x8 multirole armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall Landsysteme from Germany, and Stork of the Netherlands under the Industrial Group ARTEC.


The special characteristic of the Boxer is the modular design, with joint driving as well as a special mission module. This concept particularly differentiates the Boxer from other 8x8 armoured vehicles, which are offered as alternative solutions. The hull of the Boxer is composed of hard steel, and modular armour.

The modular design of a multi-layer floor concept and safety cell provides a unique overmatch behavior that minimizes the "catastrophic kill" risk from mine and IED attacks.
     
On June 22, 2016, Chief of Defence of Lithuania, Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and a delegation from the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces attended a fields tests of Boxer prototype in infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) version designed and manufactured by the German industrial group ARTEC. The test fires in Lithuania has also included a live firing of the Israeli-made Spike LR anti-tank guided missile.
 

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