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Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape

Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape December 17, 2018

Europe's Boxer Program will take final shape with offers to the UK and Slovenia. A statement was made by the Eastern European Sales Agency of Artec, a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss Maffei-Wegmann. It is stated that negotiations with the UK Department of Defense continued through the OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). The UK plans to supply Boxer in four different variants, including armored personnel carrier, C4I post, ambulance and armored repair vehicle. It was announced that the designs of the vehicles would remain the same but they will include limited essential UK modifications. UK needs are determined about 500 Boxers and the total cost will reach US $ 2.3 billion. It is thought that the order could reach 800 vehicles in the following process. The information provided by the office it is planned as the first timings of the United Kingdom procurement process in the calendar, 2018-2019 negotiations, 2020-2022 years for demonstration and 2023-2025 for first deliveries. All the platforms have been delivered in 2030 among other targets. The agreement is expected to be signed in 2019. The revised proposal will be submitted to Slovenia soon. The Rafael Samson Mk II turreted variant, which was developed for Lithuania, was proposed in order to keep recurring costs lower.

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