Boeing has been selected to provide Tactical Edge Server (TES) for inclusion in 211 BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to be built in south-east Queensland under LAND 400 Phase 2.
The TES forms part of a scalable deployable computer architecture incorporated into man-portable, deployable and vehicle mounted solutions, including the Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle and BOXER 8x8 CRV.
“Incorporating the TES into the BOXER 8x8 CRV provides the Commonwealth with a common, highly capable device that can be used across multiple programs. We were made aware of this through shared knowledge across our network of people. All components are designed, developed and manufactured in Australia and this is testament to the new opportunities for SMEs to grow into the expanding Defence market,” said Rheinmetall’s General Manager – L400 Phase 3/Head of Marketing and Strategy, Lee Davis.
“Further demonstrating commonality and scalability we have also integrated the TES into our LYNX KF-41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) which shares a common architecture with what we are developing under the BOXER program. Our Land 400 Phase 3 vehicles will include this leading edge Australian capability.”
GPC Electronics, Air Affairs and Century Manufacturing are among the suppliers that will provide the processing and storage components for the Boeing TES. Air Affairs and Century Manufacturing currently manufacture hardware and GPC Electronics provide electronic circuit cards for the TESs designed and built as part of Boeing’s LAND 2072 Phase 2B Project Currawong battlespace communication system which will be incorporated into Rheinmetall’s BOXER 8x8 CRV.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia is delivering the BOXER 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) for the Commonwealth of Australia's LAND 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability. The Australian Defence Force requires 211 BOXER 8x8 CRVs. Deliveries commenced in September 2019 and final operating capability is planned for 2026-2027.