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Boxer APC  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2009
Total Production: 1,505
Unitary Cost: EUR€4.3 million   (USD$4.5 million)
Also Known As: GTK and MRAV
Origin: Germany 50% and Netherlands 50%
Corporations: Artec GmbH*, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann 36%, Rheinmetall Defence 14% and Stork 50%   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Boxer
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2009
Total Production: 1,593
Family Members: Boxer Ambulance, Boxer Command Post, Boxer IFV, Boxer RCH 155 and Boxer Skyranger
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Description: The Boxer (formerly known as MRAV/GTK) is a modular, air transportable, multirole and 8x8 and 6x6 vehicle developed to meet the requirements of Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In the Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) variant can accommodate up to 11 fully equipped soldiers providing high level of armor protection. The Boxer is a multinational program involving Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In July 2003, the British Ministry of Defense decided to withdraw from the MRAV/Boxer program. The development and production of the Boxer vehicles was carried out by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Rheinmetall, Alvis and Stork companies. The total number of Boxer armored vehicles to be produced could have been as high as 2,000 if all options were exercised. The first batch of Boxer vehicles originally comprised the delivery of roughly 600 vehicles. The United Kingdom Boxer procurement order could have encompassed up to 1,400 units.

The Boxer was originally available on 6x6 and 8x8 wheeled chassis with full ballistic, NBC (Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical) and mine protection, add-on armor, and reduced radar and IR signatures for improved survivability. In addition, Boxer also features central tire inflation system (CTIS), all round independent suspension, integrated logistic support, and air conditioning/climate control. The Boxer was to be provided in nine variants: evacuation (6x6), engineer (6x6), radio relay (6x6), artillery observation radar (6x6), repair (8x8), higher echelon command post (8x8), cargo replenishment (8x8), armored mortar (8x8), and weapon carrier vehicle (8x8). So far only the 8x8 variants have been developed and fielded. Finally, the Boxer APC variant entered service in September 2009 with both German and Dutch Armed Forces. The current program scope calls for the production of 600-700 vehicles for Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Saudi Arabia.

The Boxer APC is intended to transport up to nine fully equipped infantrymen to the battlefield. The vehicle has a crew of two-man while fire support can be provided with an overhead weapon station such as FLW 200 or Protector equipped with 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine guns. The Boxer APC entered service in September 2009. In October 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) expressed its intention to spend £3.2 billion buying up to 800 Boxer armored vehicles before the Brexit in early 2017.

Boxer APC Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 9
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Dimensions
Height: 2.37 meter (93 inch)
Length: 7.88 meter (310 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Width: 2.99 meter (118 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 1,050 kilometer (653 mile)
Power
Power: 710 shp (530 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 80 kph (22.2 mps)
Top Speed: 103 kph (64 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 33,000 kilogram (72,751 pound)
Empty Weight: 25,000 kilogram (55,115 pound)
Payload: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Boxer APC News

There are 15 news between
17 Jul 2003 and 16 Oct 2016
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Sunday, October 16, 2016British Army to Buy up to 800 Boxer Armored Vehicles
Monday, January 25, 2016Rheinmetall Creates Leading European Producer of Military Vehicles
Friday, December 18, 2015German Army Places Order for an Additional 131 Boxer Armored Vehicles
Tuesday, January 29, 2013Rheinmetall Wins Major Order to Supply Sensor Equipment for Bundeswehr Vehicles
Friday, July 22, 2011Thales Contracts new Service Concept for Claire Thermal Camera
Monday, October 5, 2009Northrop Grumman to Supply Land Navigation Systems for Germany's New Boxer Multi-Role Armored Vehicle
Wednesday, September 23, 2009First Serially Produced Boxer Vehicle Hand Over to Armed Forces of Germany and the Netherlands
Monday, March 17, 2008Rheinmetall Takes Over Stork PWV
Thursday, January 10, 2008Netherlands Selects Protector Weapon Station for Boxer Armored Vehicles
Friday, October 12, 2007Rheinmetall Receives Orders for NBC Reconnaissance Equipment

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Germany405
Purchased by the German Army as a replacement for aging armored carriers such as M113. The procurement of 200 Boxer armored vehicles also includes an option for 72 vehicles configured as field ambulances. In December 2015 Germany ordered a further 131 vehicles.
YearHoldings
2015136
2014180
2013127
201297
201151
Saudi Arabia100
Saudi Arabia order announced in 2012/2013

Grand Total 1,5054
Cannons & Gear
FLW 200x1
Protectorx1
Sensor Systems
Claire
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