German Parliament Approves Boxer Acquisition

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December 13, 2006: The German parliament approved the procurement of 272 BOXER armored protected vehicles for the German Army. The Dutch armed forces already confirmed the procurement of 200 vehicles which will be co-produced by the German-Dutch ARTEC consortium, where German and Dutch companies have equal shares.

The Boxer is built with a modular design approach, enabling rapid reconfiguration of the vehicle, with different mission modules. The common vehicle chassis is configured for highly protected personnel transport as well as for command, ambulance, maintenance and cargo functions. The vehicle is protection against mines and ballistic threats. The basic platform is also equipped with self-defense armament, smoke grenade launchers and standard NBC protection and environmental control system. The vehicle is designed for rapid mobilization inside the future Airbus A400M military cargo aircraft.



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