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Boxer IFV  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: 88
Unitary Cost: EUR€4.4 million   (USD$4.6 million)
Also Known As: Vilkas 8x8
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 APC, Boxer Command Post, 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 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is a new variant equipped with the RCT 30 unmanned turret also provided to the German Army Puma infantry fighting vehicle. The Boxer IFV was also demonstrated with the Lance manned turret. The Boxer IFV features a 30mm cannon to engage medium and heavy armored targets. This variant has a crew of ten-man including three crew members (driver, gunner and commander). The Boxer IFV has been ordered by the German Army and the Lithuanian Army (Vilkas 8x8) armed with Mk 44 30mm automatic cannon along Samson remote weapon station.

Boxer IFV Specifications

Crew: 3
Troops: 7
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Dimensions
Length: 7.88 meter (310 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Width: 2.99 meter (118 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 1,050 kilometer (653 mile)
Power
Power: 720 hp (537 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 80 kph (22.2 mps)
Top Speed: 103 kph (64 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 36,500 kilogram (80,467 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 IFV News

There are 3 news between
29 Jul 2016 and 16 Mar 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017Lithuania Orders Mk 44 Bushmaster Cannons for Vilkas 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Monday, August 22, 2016Lithuania Orders 88 Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Friday, July 29, 2016Boxer 8X8 Downselected for Australia's LAND 400 Phase 2 Program

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 882
Cannons & Gear
MK 30-2x1
Mk 44x1
RCT 30x1
RCWS-30x1
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