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.