Slovenia Procures 45 BOXER Multirole Armoured Fighting Vehicles
The Slovenian authorities, represented by the European procurement group OCCAR, and ARTEC, a consortium of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, have signed a contract for the supply of 45 BOXER wheeled automobiles in 4 completely different variants. The quantity of the order quantities to EUR 281.5 million. Supply of the BOXER automobiles is scheduled to start in 2024 and be accomplished in 2026. Now that EU and NATO member Slovenia has joined the BOXER program, it has six person states.
The BOXER is a extremely protected 8×8 wheeled car. Its modular structure permits a range of variants like no different car system. To date, roughly 1,500 automobiles in twenty completely different variations are below contract within the 4 NATO member states Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the UK. NATO companion state Australia has opted for the BOXER as nicely. ARTEC GmbH was based in 1999 and is a three way partnership between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V.
The primary car deliveries are anticipated in 2023 from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann by way of the ARTEC consortium. The Slovenian BOXER automobiles will likely 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 offers the German (DE), Netherlands (NL), Lithuanian and the UK (UK) Armies, with a brand new technology of all terrain armoured utility automobiles.
In December 2006, OCCAR positioned the contract for sequence 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 are actually in progress. For NL, the final deliveries of batch 1 is due in December 2020, and the duties for the in-service NL fleet will likely be handed over from Defence Materials Organisation to NL Military.
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