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.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW)-Rheinmetall joint venture ARTEC has signed agreements with UK based BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales companies offering 60 percent of workshare if UK selects BOXER Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)for Armys next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) program. According to the agreements, at least 60% of BOXERs value creation and 100% of final assembly will take place in Britain
Rheinmetall has won $23.8 million contract to upgrade 38 Boxer multipurpose armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, all of them configured for a command role
ARTEC, a joint venture between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, has won a $440 million contract to supply 88 high-protection Boxer Vehicles to the Lithuanian army in 2017. The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and European Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation have jointly commissioned ARTEC GmbH to deliver the vehicles with medium-calibre weaponry in a remote-controlled turret, the company announced Monday
Artec, a joint venture between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall has won a contract worth EUR 476 million to provide the German Bundeswehr with 131 high-protection vehicles of Boxer type. The order commissioned by the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), is due to deliver the Boxer vehicles between 2017 and 2020
Rheinmetall has offered the latest BOXER 8x8 Cavalry Reconnaissance Vehicle, Lance Turret and Northrop Grumman C4ISR Architecture to Australia. The company announced Thursday that it has submitted a bid in response to the Australias LAND 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability request for tender
UK's new Sea Ceptor missile system worth £850 million meant to protect Royal Navys new aircraft carriers has entered service. “Sea Ceptor provides a shield against airborne threats, including hostile combat jets, helicopters and other missiles, and has been developed and manufactured through Ministry of Defence contracts worth around £850m,” UK MoD said in a statement Thursday
Britain has unveiled a major defense space strategy where the countrys air force would be responsible for “command and control” of the nations space missions, aiming to safeguard UK operations against “emerging space-based threats”. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has vowed to bring the number of specialists working in the countrys defense space sector to 600 which is a 20- percent jump from what Britain currently has, the ministry said in a release Monday during first ever UK Defence Space Conference
The Defence Secretary of UK Gavin Williamson announced Sunday the countrys plan to invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAFs speed and accuracy in protecting the skies. Known as Project Guardian, the new Air Command and Control System will support the continued early detection and rapid response to potential hostile or suspect aircraft that pose a threat to UK sovereignty, be that terrorists or state-based actors
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