The Australian Army has commenced training on the new Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) which are being delivered under the Morrison Government’s LAND 400 Phase 2 program.
The 211 new Boxer 8x8 CRVs will replace Army’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicles.
“These vehicles will provide our soldiers with increased protection, lethality, connectivity and mobility for the next 30 years,” Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said.
In 2018, Australia has awarded $2.4 billion (€2.1 billion) contract to Rheinmetall to procure 211 Boxer vehicles. The Army will introduce 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.