BOXER now equipped with lethal and superior Firepower — Press Release

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June 30, 2010

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BOXER now equipped with lethal and superior Firepower

New mission concept with remote controlled turret and independent commanders weapon station

Capacity for a crew of 11 with 8 dismounts

Paris, 30 June 2010 – Krauss-Maffei Wegmann recently announced a new and highly effective version of the 8×8 BOXER. The new BOXER IFV RCT is equipped with a remote controlled turret (RCT) and an independent commander’s weapon station (ICWS). The two independent sensor systems of the RCT and ICWS – daylight camera, thermal imaging device and laser range finder – offer the commander and gunner a 24/7 operating capability.

Superior firepower

The RCT is equipped with a 30 mm MK44 cannon designed to operate with linked and linkless standard NATO ammunition. The cannon is integrated into the mission module without interferences to the vehicle and structure. The ICWS is based on KMW’s combat proven remote controlled weapon station FLW 200 and can be operated independently from the turret and main gun. The standardised interface of the base plate allows for the quick removal of the ICWS for transportation purposes. The safe integration of various small arms / calibres is provided by an interchangeable soft mount.
The BOXER IFV RCT provides superior firepower by a flexible weapon suite:

Stabilized MK44 automatic cannon (cal. 30 mm, 250 rpm)

Coaxial machine gun (optional)

ICWS: 5.56 / 7.62 / 12.7 mm machine gun or 40 mm Grenade Launcher

Elevation main gun: -100 to +450; ICWS: -100 to +700

Azimuth: precise, high-speed 3600 traverse

Hunter killer capability implemented in the digital fire control system

Crew of 11

Furthermore, with a crew of 11, the vehicle provides an unmatched dismount element of up to 8 soldiers next to the driver, commander and gunner.

BOXER- Program

The BOXER is a pioneering, highly mobile 8×8 wheeled multirole armoured vehicle. Due to its modular design, it can be quickly adapted to a wide variety of missions, going from an armoured personnel carrier, for instance, to a heavily protected rescue and medical treatment configuration. To do this, all that is necessary is to exchange the mission modules on the vehicle chassis. When configured as a section (squad) transport vehicle, the BOXER can carry up to 11 soldiers, who benefit from excellent protection against landmines, IEDs and ballistic threats: the fully armoured mission compartment assures maximum crew survivability. Superb mobility, excellent self-defence weaponry and a high payload are additional key features of this versatile, highly flexible vehicle.

KMW and Rheinmetall have joined forces in the ARTEC consortium to drive the BOXER success-story further. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG leads the European market for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Singapore and the USA, some 3400 employees manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, heavily armoured wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, LeFLaSys*, Armoured Howitzer 2000, AGM and DONAR) to heavy battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), armoured personnel carriers (PUMA*) and bridge-laying -systems (LEGUAN and PSB2). 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 gun-carriages with reconnaissance and observation equipment for day and night missions. The armed forces of more than 30 nations worldwide rely on the operational systems by KMW. Get more information on www.kmweg.com.

* Joint venture with national and international partners

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