Rheinmetall will soon commence the delivery of 211 8x8 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to the Australian Army.
Order for Boxer vehicles worth $2.4 billion was placed in 2018. The contract included several variants of the Boxer with the reconnaissance variant – accounting for 133 of the 211 vehicles – equipped with Rheinmetall’s Lance turret system and armed with a 30mm automatic cannon.
Under Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 selection process, the Boxer CRV was chosen in 2016 as one of two candidates for Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) trials, where the 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle performed convincingly in the categories of survivability, mobility, firepower, and command & control.
More than 40 Australian companies will be included in the programme.