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Boxer multi-role armoured vehicle now returning to the United Kingdom

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Rheinmetall Defence unveils a wide assortment of high-tech solutions for the best possible protection of the armed forces at DSEI defence show in London.

Moreover, the advanced Boxer multi-role armoured vehicle, developed by Rheinmetall is now returning to the United Kingdom, where it will be on display at the Rheinmetall stand (S7-110).

The UK was an early partner in the industrial consortium that originally developed the Boxer Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV). In the meantime, three NATO nations have opted for this versatile, well-protected, combat-proven family of vehicles. The Boxer has also demonstrated its outstanding operational effectiveness in comprehensive performance trials conducted by the Australian Defense Force. The Boxer is considered to be a promising contender in the British Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) procurement programme.


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Developed by Rheinmetall in cooperation with other leading defence partners, the Boxer MRAV is one of the world’s most advanced 8×8 wheeled tactical vehicles. Extremely well protected yet highly mobile, the Boxer vehicle family is already in service with the armed forces of Germany and the Netherlands and is on order in Lithuania, while the Australian Defence Forces have recently completed a series of extensive trials prior to a procurement decision. Moreover, the Boxer has already proven itself on deployed operations with the German Armed Forces in Afghanistan. This makes it a strong contender for the UK’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. Rheinmetall is showcasing the Boxer at DSEI 2017, emphasising the ways the vehicle can be included in network-enabled operations.

Thanks to its add-on composite armour, the Boxer is the world’s best-protected 8×8 vehicles.

It is highly mobile, whether on the road or on the toughest terrain. Owing to its 710 HP-MTU turbo diesel engine, the Boxer can achieve a top speed of 103 km/h with a full combat load of 36.5 tonnes. As an option, a 38.5 tonnes combat load configuration with an 800 HP MTU engine is also available. The latest version of the vehicle, the Boxer A2, encompasses numerous improvements in both the chassis and mission modules.

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