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02:31 PM, April 3, 2018
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UK to Re-join Boxer Mechanized Infantry Vehicle Program
Boxer Mechanized Infantry Vehicle (Image: Artec)

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that they will re-join the Boxer programme via the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation, or OCCAR to procure the Boxer 8x8 vehicle to meet the requirements for their Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme.

ARTEC is a joint venture between Rheinmetall (64%) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (36%). ARTEC and Rheinmetall are already in discussions with a number of UK partners to deliver the MIV programme including BAE Systems, Thales UK, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce and Pearson Engineering, Rheinmetall said in a statement Tuesday.

The announcement by the British MOD that it has selected the Boxer comes on the back of a recent announcement that the Australian Army has also selected the Boxer 8x8 at the conclusion of a three-year competitive evaluation programme for their Land 400 Phase 2 programme.

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