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Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle

Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle

Rheinmetall Defence Australia was announced as the preferred tenderer for the AU$5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle program to replace the Australian Army's ageing Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV).

As part of the deal, the first 25 vehicles will be built in Germany as part of the technology transfer process, while Rheinmetall Defence Australia will build the remaining 186 vehicles at the company's Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in south-east Queensland.

Army will accept 133 reconnaissance variants of the Boxer, equipped with Rheinmetall's Lance 30mm automatic cannon turret, alongside command-and-control, joint fires, surveillance, ambulance, and battlefield repair and recovery variants for a full Boxer fleet of 211 vehicles.

Rheinmetall's Boxer program will support a range of Australian industry partners, sourcing specialised armoured steel from Australian steel companies BlueScope Steel and Bisalloy, with engineering support provided by Melbourne-based Supacat Asia Pacific.

LAND 400 Phase 2 is scheduled to achieve final operational capability in 2027, after which the Rheinmetall workforce will be used to support sustainment, progressive development, and upgrades to the Boxer CRV from its local facility.

LATEST COVERAGE

Australian armour: Germany signs off on historic Boxer export deal
The German Parliament has officially approved the purchase of more than 100 Australian-made Boxer heavy weapon carrier vehicles for the German Army.
March 21 2024
German leadership takes closer look at Boxer CRV
German military leadership has taken a closer look at the combat capabilities of the Australian-made Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle during Exercise Talisman Sabre.
July 25 2023
ADF puts rounds down range in Boxer live fire exercise
The Australian Defence Force has conducted live fire activities with an Army Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle for the first time with the Queensland Mounted Infantry.
July 14 2023
Marand announces $50m extension to support Boxer CRV ambitions
Marand Precision Engineering and Rheinmetall has announced a AU$50 million extension to their enduring manufacturing partnership to now include the Boxer combat...
May 26 2023
Boxer CRVs light up the night in live fire exercises
Queensland Mounted Infantry from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment have put their Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles to the test during live fire exercises.
April 12 2023
Australia and Germany negotiate Boxer export deal
Australia and Germany have signed a letter of cooperation to start formal negotiations for exporting Boxer heavy weapon carrier vehicles in one of our largest ever defence...
March 24 2023
Rheinmetall officially kicks off local manufacture for Aussie Boxers
Rheinmetall Defence Australia has officially “struck the arc” in the first weld of materials for the first Australian Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle entering...
March 20 2023
Army personnel complete Boxer turret conversion courses
Army personnel complete Boxer turret conversion courses
Armoured cavalry crew have secured new qualifications on Army’s next-generation combat vehicles.
October 07 2021
Thales Australia wins Boxer CRV subcontract
Thales Australia wins Boxer CRV subcontract
The defence contractor has been selected to support the local development of Army’s next-generation combat vehicles.
September 28 2021
Army lauds lethality of Boxer CRV
Army lauds lethality of Boxer CRV
A mounted infantry regiment has test the firing capability of the vehicle’s 30mm armament.
July 16 2021