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DSEI 2019: UK Boxer bid goes for approval

10 September 2019

UK defence ministers hope to approve the purchase of more than 500 Boxer armoured vehicles in October, UK Defence Procurement Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has confirmed.

Speaking exclusively to Jane's at the DSEI exhibition in London on 10 September, Trevelyan said the target date for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme to receive its main gate approval is 22 October.

The business case for the purchase of an initial batch of 508 vehicles, valued at about GBP1.2 billion (USD1.48 billion), is currently under scrutiny by financial, commercial, and technical experts before receiving final approval by ministers next month.

"There is a sense of confidence in the department about Boxer," Trevelyan told Jane's , describing it as an "impressive vehicle" that was "at the heart of the British Army's transformation programme".

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