Munich, Bonn June 2017 - On behalf of the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has concluded a contract with ARTEC GmbH for the modernisation of 246 Boxer vehicles of various types for the Bundeswehr. The total value of the contract is around 94 million. The vehicles will be modernised between 2018 and 2023 by the parent companies of the ARTEC joint venture.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will carry out the modernisation work on 208 of the total 246 Boxer vehicles. This will include a new satellite-based communication system, improved command and control equipment, and an additional operator station for the RCVS (remote controlled weapon station) will be installed. In addition, the vehicles will receive a new stowage concept based on operational experience and will be prepared for the integration of a driver vision system.
The German Armed Forces already have more than 400 Boxer vehicles in different variants already in use or in the procurement process, and the Dutch Armed Forces have 200. Together with the Lithuanian vehicles, just short of 700 vehicles therefore have been contracted by three user nations.
Globally, the Boxer is one of the best-protected 8x8 wheeled vehicles. It offers its crews maximum protection from mines, IEDs and direct fire, and is characterized by high mobility, both on roads and in the roughest terrain. The concept of drive and mission modules provides high flexibility and a diversity of variants covering an unsurpassed spectrum of capabilities.
Should you have any further questions, please contact:
Dr. Kurt Braatz
Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Communications
GmbH & Co. KG
Tel.: +49 89 8140 4675
Fax: +49 89 8140 4977
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the German-French defense technology group KNDS, leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the USA and Turkey more than 4.000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, highly protected wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, LeFlaSys*, Armoured Howitzer PzH2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridgelaying systems. In addition, KMW has wide-ranging system competence in the area of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled weapon stations with reconnaissance and observation equipment. The armed forces of more than 50 nations worldwide rely on tactical systems by KMW.
* Joint venture with national and international partners
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