RBSL Unveils Brimstone-equipped Boxer Overwatch Concept Demonstrator
Rheinmetall BAE Techniques Land (RBSL) has unveiled the Boxer Overwatch, a Brimstone missile-equipped variant of the Boxer automobile developed in collaboration with MBDA. RBSL, in co-operation with MBDA, have accomplished the system design ideas and bodily integration actions of Boxer Overwatch in response to British Military’s want for a Mounted Shut Fight Overwatch (MCCO) functionality, a part of its future anti-armour wants referred to as Battle Group Natural Anti-Armour (BGOAA). The challenges of the trendy battlefield more and more demand that tactical land forces have the natural functionality to have interaction peer threats of in the present day and tomorrow with precision at vary with mass. Boxer Overwatch creates an unmatched anti-armour functionality that when used inside a mixed arms functionality, can ship each Overwatch safety to manoeuvring and advancing forces, or function as a screening functionality to disrupt advancing forces. The speedy and efficient engagement of Boxer Overwatch is a key functionality of the Heavy Brigade Fight Workforce.
Brimstone, leveraging important investments by UK MOD into this state-of-the-art anti-armour weapon system, gives ‘one missile, multi-platform’ versatility and is designed to be built-in onto land automobiles in addition to helicopters, fixed-wing plane (together with quick jets), naval platforms and UAVs. Brimstone’s non-line of sight (NLOS) functionality, removes the necessity for the missile to be mounted on a turret and launched instantly at a goal. The mixing by RBSL and MBDA gives subsequent era anti-armour protection to the battle group. Capitalising on the modularity of Boxer, a devoted Boxer Overwatch gives the tactical commander with the potential to ship precision anti-armour results at lengthy ranges.
Chris Allam, Managing Director of MBDA UK, stated:”This collaboration with RBSL is a good instance of how we are able to accomplice to shortly present the British Military with a UK sovereign functionality that may be spirally developed additional to fulfill the wants of Op MOBILISE and to advance Future Soldier.”
Colin McClean, Managing Director of RBSL, stated:”Our collaboration with MBDA demonstrates UK land enterprise working collectively to ship as one workforce for the profit each of the British Military and the UK Worth proposition. As such it’s one instance of accelerating the realisation of Future Soldier and the just lately printed Land Business Technique. Moreover it highlights as soon as once more the advantages of Boxer modularity and the platform’s glorious digital structure to allow a number of mission programs to be built-in. I’m very a lot wanting ahead to delivering this functionality at tempo to British troopers.”
There isn’t any modification to the Boxer drive module, no discount in platform mobility and the low profile silhouette is essential to survivability. The salvo launch permits it to attain co-ordinated results on a number of targets throughout a single mission, with an all-weather fire-and-forget functionality. In the meantime ‘true dual-mode’ seeker efficiency gives the flexibility to have interaction single targets with low collateral injury in restrictive engagement situations. Brimstone possesses best-in-class insensitive munitions-compliance, fulfilling all necessary consumer security necessities and guaranteeing larger survivability of platform and operator.
Leave a Reply