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DSEI 2017: Lithuanian Boxer prototype expected this autumn

14 September 2017

The first Lithuanian Boxer 8x8 prototypes will be ready this autumn, according to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, whose ARTEC joint venture with Rheinmetall is producing the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

The Lithuanian Boxer IFV will be equipped with a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Samson Mk II remote weapons station with an Orbital ATK Armament Systems' MK44 30 mm cannon, 7.62 mm machine gun, and Spike LR anti-tank missiles. (Rheinmetall-KMW)The Lithuanian Boxer IFV will be equipped with a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Samson Mk II remote weapons station with an Orbital ATK Armament Systems' MK44 30 mm cannon, 7.62 mm machine gun, and Spike LR anti-tank missiles. (Rheinmetall-KMW)

Kurt Braatz, KMW's senior vice-president for strategy and corporate communications, told Jane's the prototypes would be followed by deliveries next year.

All 91 Boxers are scheduled to have been delivered by 2021. Lithuania is the only country so far to have ordered the IFV version. The Boxer has a common vehicle and 15 different modules are being produced for Germany, the Netherlands, and Lithuania.

All three nations will have the driver trainer version and Lithuania will receive IFV squad, platoon, company commander, and command post modules.



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