The first of 25 Rheinmetall Defence Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicles being built in Germany for the Australian Army arrived in Brisbane in mid-July, sources have told Jane's .
Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) declined to comment, but the sources said the drive module of the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) variant would be joined in early August by a turreted reconnaissance variant.
The platforms are the first two of an initial tranche of 13 reconnaissance platforms and 12 MPVs that are being built in Germany as part of Project Land 400 Phase 2, under which RDA was selected in March 2018 to provide 211 Boxer vehicles between 2019 and 2026 at a cost of AUD3.3 billion (USD2.4 billion).
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