On 11 Could 2022, the OCCAR-EA Director signed the contract for the combination of Slovenia into the BOXER Programme. The Slovenian Buyer has ordered 45 BOXER automobiles together with an preliminary In-Service Assist Package deal, with a complete contract value of round € 281 Million excluding VAT. The BOXER is an 8×8 all-terrain closely armoured utility automobile with a novel modular idea of a typical drive module and an exchangeable mission module, making it a versatile army automobile, thus guaranteeing most strategic and tactical mobility in a variety of operational eventualities. BOXER can function in excessive depth battle, in fast response peace help and in humanitarian operations worldwide.

Lithuania Armed Forces Vilkas (Boxer) Infantry Combating Automobiles

The primary automobile deliveries are anticipated in 2023 from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann by way of the ARTEC consortium. The Slovenian BOXER automobiles might be based mostly on the Lithuanian BOXER (named VILKAS) design together with a distant managed turret from Rafael. The BOXER Programme now has 5 Collaborating States, with different nations together with Germany, Netherlands, Lithuania and the UK. The BOXER Programme supplies the German (DE), Netherlands (NL), Lithuanian and the UK (UK) Armies, with a brand new technology of all terrain armoured utility automobiles on the idea of balanced capabilities of transport capability, mobility, safety, survivability, development potential and environment friendly Life Cycle Prices.


Slovenian defense minister Matej Tonin and OCCAR-EA director Matteo Bisceglio signed the Boxer vehicle contract
Slovenian protection minister Matej Tonin and OCCAR-EA director Matteo Bisceglio signed the Boxer automobile contract

In December 2006, OCCAR positioned the contract for collection manufacturing of 272 automobiles for DE and 200 automobiles for NL with ARTEC GmbH – a consortium shaped by Krauss Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall Landsysteme and Rheinmetall Nederland. For DE, all automobiles have been delivered and are present process retrofit to the A2 variant. A brand new batch of 131 A2 automobiles at the moment are in progress. For NL, the final deliveries of batch 1 is due in December 2020, and the tasks for the in-service NL fleet might be handed over from Defence Materials Organisation to NL Military. In 2016, Lithuania joined the Programme with a contract to purchase 91 BOXER automobiles through OCCAR in 5 completely different variants on the idea of the DE automobile design. The primary automobiles have been delivered in 2019, with manufacturing operating till 2021.

Lithuania Armed Forces Vilkas (Boxer) Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Lithuania Armed Forces Vilkas (Boxer) Infantry Combating Automobiles

In Dec 2019, the UK joined the BOXER programme following integration actions and contract negotiations. The UK will see a supply of over 500 automobiles in 4 Construct Configurations, with first automobile delivered anticipated in 2022 following a design and verification part. The BOXER Programme has been tasked to develop and procure new BOXER variants for the DE buyer, together with Joint Fireplace Assist and Brief Vary Air Defence and to analyze on a Heavy Weapon Platform variant. Extra automobiles are additionally being procured for NL, together with further Built-in Logistic Assist packages. Australia has joined the BOXER Programme as an observer state, the place data and classes discovered might be shared between nations for a cooperative relationship between all person nations of the BOXER automobile. Collaborative working might be investigated the place potential the place an financial or person acquire might be realised.