Land Platforms

Lithuanian Boxers to be armed with 30 mm MK44 cannons

20 March 2017

Orbital ATK Armament Systems has confirmed that the ARTEC Boxer 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to be supplied to Lithuania will be armed with its 30 mm MK44 dual-feed cannon.

The company will deliver the first of 90 MK44 cannons in mid-2017 and these will be installed in Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Samson Mk II remote weapon stations, which will also be armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun.

Lithuania is taking delivery of 88 examples of the Boxer IFV, which will be called the Vilkas (Wolf) in Lithuanian service and will replace the ex-German Army M113 armoured personnel carriers currently deployed.

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