Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

LAND 400 P2 Boxer CRV

The $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 program will have Rheinmetall deliver 211 8x8 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to the Australian Army.

Under the company's offering to the Commonwealth, Rheinmetall will build a majority of the vehicles at the company's specialised Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Queensland.

The first 25 vehicles will be built in Germany as part of the technology transfer process, with the remaining vehicles to be built in Australia.

Boxer will replace the ageing ASLAV vehicles that have served with the Australian Army in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Army will accept 133 reconnaissance variants of the Boxer, which will be equipped with Rheinmetall’s cutting-edge Lance 30mm automatic cannon turret system, amounts a number of other variants.

Joint venture partners, Varley Rafael will supply the Spike LR2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system for the Boxer CRV.

The Spike LR2 is a fifth generation ATGM system, originally developed as a fire-and-forget system.

The vehicle-mounted extended-range variant has a range of 8m, while the non-line-of-sight variant can hit targets up to 25km away.

The Boxer CRV will support Australian industry, sourcing specialised armoured steel from Australian steel companies BlueScope Steel and Bisalloy, with engineering support provided by Melbourne-based Supacat Asia- Pacific


19 May 2020
Rheinmetall extends Bisalloy LAND 400 Phase 2 teaming agreement
Rheinmetall Defence Australia, in partnership with Wollongong-based Bisalloy Steel Group, has announced an extension of its longstanding teaming agree...
27 Apr 2020
LAND 400 Phase 3 Roadshow moves online
Hundreds of Australian companies will still get the chance to pitch their capabilities to Defence and LAND 400 Phase 3 tenderers, as the Australian In...
25 Mar 2020
WFEL appoints new director for Boxer MIV program
Andrew Munt has been announced as the Boxer program director after WFEL’s recent announcement of its significant involvement in the production of ...
28 Feb 2020
Rheinmetall partners with government, academia to deliver sovereign automated military vehicle capability
Rheinmetall has confirmed a partnership between itself, DST, CSIRO, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and RMIT as part of the Autonomous ...
20 Feb 2020
Sydney manufacturer to build seating frames for Army’s new Boxer vehicles
Sydney-based Precision Metal Group (PMG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build the seating frames for the Australian Army’s new ...
19 Feb 2020
Queensland government welcomes LAND 400 factory construction milestone
The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick and Shannon Fentiman, Minister ...
17 Feb 2020
Milestone delivery for new Australian defence industry hub
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have welcomed the delivery of the next-stage of critical infrastructure fo...
19 Dec 2019
Commonwealth signs LAND 400 Phase 2 RWS contract
The Department of Defence and Canberra-based EOS Defence Systems have signed a $49 million contract to supply remote weapon systems for the Army’s $...
8 Nov 2019
Two for the price of one: Why is Australia being charged double for Boxer MIVs?
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has announced that it has committed to purchase over 500 Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles for $5.2 billi...
1 Oct 2019
Supacat contributes to first Boxer CRV for Australian Army
Supacat was represented at the ceremony handing over the first Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle to the Commonwealth at Gallipoli Barracks as part o...
24 Sep 2019
Government takes delivery of next-generation Army ground combat vehicle
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have confirmed that the first of the fleet of new combat reconnaissance v...
8 Aug 2019
Seven companies selected to support major Army projects
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has announced seven small businesses that will support the delivery of LAND 400 Phase 2 and LAND 121 Phase...
5 Jul 2019
Plan Beersheba, LAND 400 and a third way
The Australian Army’s joint LAND 400 program provides the opportunity to reshape and reorganise the combat formation of the Army to better support t...
5 Jun 2019
Handover success for EOS Defence Systems for LAND 400 Phase 2
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) took delivery of the first two EOS Defence Systems R400S Mk2 D-HD-3X Remote Weapon Systems, to be...
23 Apr 2019
Frontline Manufacturing achieves ISO certification ahead of LAND 400 Phase 2
Queensland-based Frontline Manufacturing has taken one step closer to supporting the delivery of the Australian Army’s future logistics and Boxer c...
2 Apr 2019
Government officials inspect first Australian Boxer CRV in Germany
Australia’s ambassador to Germany Lynette Wood, senior Australian military officials and representatives from Rheinmetall attended an official inspe...
2 Jan 2019
Top 5 for 2018: Defence Connect’s best LAND 400 Phase 2 stories
The first stage of Army’s LAND 400 armoured vehicle modernisation program, Phase 2 has seen major announcements over 2018 ahead of the first steel ...
26 Oct 2018
First Australian LAND 400 Phase 2 supplier named
Rheinmetall Defence Australia has announced its first major Australian supplier contract to support the production of 211 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissa...
24 Aug 2018
Varley Rafael welcomes LAND 400 Phase 2 Spike announcement with an eye on the future
Recently minted partnership Varley Rafael Australia has welcomed an announcement made by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne regarding the Spik...
20 Aug 2018
Government signs LAND 400 Phase 2 armoured vehicle contract
The Commonwealth has officially signed the contract for the delivery of 211 armoured combat reconnaissance vehicles as part of the LAND 400 Phase 2 pr...

more from defence connect

May 29 2020
As India snubs Trump offer, China steps up border presence
As world leaders wrestle with the coronavirus outbreak, squabbles have once again erupted along Indi...
May 29 2020
In the face of a rising region, is Australia really a ‘middle power’?
Australia has long been described as a ‘middle power’, particularly within the post-Second World...
May 29 2020
Fleet Cyber Unit deploys in support of Operation MANITOU
Deployed for the first time on operations in the Middle East is an element of the Royal Australian N...
Recommended by Spike Native Network