In an essential milestone for the Australian Defence Power, the Boxer fight reconnaissance automobile has reached Preliminary Operational Functionality on schedule beneath Mission Land 400 Part 2. The Chief of Military, Lieutenant Normal Simon Stuart mentioned the Boxer was examined throughout Train Sea Raider and is now employed throughout the Australian Military’s seventh Brigade. The Boxer is being delivered from Rheinmetall’s factories in Redbank, Queensland and Germany, with help from many Australian firms. Australia has a repute for constructing high-quality navy automobiles. The Boxer will construct on this established nationwide industrial experience.

The Mission Land 400 Part 2 is a good instance of the best way Defence and trade work collectively to ship large-scale and complicated capabilities. Australian trade will proceed to learn from the multi-billion greenback Boxer Fight Reconnaissance Automobile venture. Rheinmetall’s 420 Australian employees will construct 5 completely different variants of the automobile, with a complete of 211 scheduled to be constructed by 2027. Rheinmetall may also proceed to ship upgrades and conduct repairs on the Redbank facility. This mixture of variants and talent to improve them right here in Australia makes the Boxer an extremely adaptable automobile that trendy Australian Military wants.


An Australian Military Boxer Fight Reconnaissance Automobile from the 2nd/14th Mild Horse Regiment prepares to disembark from certainly one of HMAS Adelaide’s Touchdown Craft close to Cowley Seashore Coaching Space, throughout Train Sea Explorer 2022. (Photograph by Australian Authorities Division of Defence)

“Train Sea Raider demonstrated the essential functionality increase offered by the Boxer, and its place as a part of the land drive and joint operations. The Boxer will shield our troopers in high-threat environments as they search details about an adversary. This data will then assist direct our mixed arms combating system for greatest fight effectiveness. The Boxer can combat its manner out of bother utilizing its 30mm cannon, and as we now have simply seen throughout Train Sea Raider, might be deployed from amphibious ships. The Boxer improves our means to succeed on operations and survive in battle,” Lieutenant Normal Stuart mentioned.

The Boxer is a multirole armoured combating automobile designed to perform quite a few operations via the usage of installable mission modules which permit a number of configurations to satisfy completely different operational necessities. The Boxer automobile is produced by the ARTEC GmbH industrial group, and the programme is being managed by OCCAR. The Fight Reconnaissance Automobile (CRV) is a improvement of the baseline Boxer designed to fulfil the Australian Land 400 Part 2 requirement. It mounts the Rheinmetall Defence Lance modular turret system (MTS) fitted with the MK30-2/ABM cannon. Different variants being developed for Australia are an Ambulance, a Command & Management, a Joint Fires, a Surveillance, and Restore & Restoration variants.

LAND 400 Phase 2 is acquiring 211 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles and associated support for the Australian Army, replacing the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle.
LAND 400 Part 2 is buying 211 Fight Reconnaissance Automobiles and related help for the Australian Military, changing the Australian Mild Armoured Automobile. (Photograph by Australian Authorities Division of Defence)