Germany could purchase 131 additional Boxer 8x8 APC armoured vehicles personnel carrier 11812151

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Germany could purchase 131 additional Boxer 8x8 APC armoured vehicles personnel carrier.
According the US website Defense News, the German Army could acquire 131 additional Boxer 8x8 (APC) armoured vehicles personnel carrier. On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the parliament's budget committee approved the procurement of the APCs, a Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed.
     
According the US website Defense News, the German Army could acquire 131 additional Boxer 8x8 (APC) armoured vehicles personnel carrier. On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the parliament's budget committee approved the procurement of the APCs, a Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed. The Boxer 8x8 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) was deployed by the German Army in Afghanistan.
     
The Boxer 8x8 APC for the German army will be fitetd with a light wepon station armed with a machine or an automatic grenade launcher. The Boxer will replace the old German-made Fuchs 6x6 (APC) currently in service with infantry battalions.

The vehicle is also adapted to be used with the Future Soldier equipment for infantry soldiers of the German army.

On December 13, 2006 the German parliament approved the procurement of 272 Boxers for the German Army,to replace shares of its M113 and Fuchs TPz 1 vehicles. About 600 Boxer vehicles are planned to be delivered for the German Army. On September 23, 2009, the first Boxer was officially handed over to the German Federal Office of Defence, Technology and Procurement (BWB).

In spring 2011 first German production vehicles with FLW200 remote weapon stations (equipped with M2QCB machine guns and H&K 40mm GMGs) were handed over to Infantry Battalion 292 and Mountain Infantry Battalion 231 for training and deployment to Afghanistan in the second half of 2011.

The Boxer is a German-Dutch multirole armoured fighting vehicle designed to accomplish a number of operations through the use of installable mission modules. It is produced by the ARTEC GmbH (ARmoured vehicle TEChnology) industrial group, and the programme is being managed by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation).

The current APC variant supports leading edge communication systems e.g. IdZ (infantry soldier of the future) of the German Army. In which the APC provides interfaces to each soldier for updating navigational and tactical information as well as power outlets for charging the personnel electronic equipment. The mission module contains state-of-the art C3I architecture to integrate the BOXER APC variant in modern battlefield scenarios. The Boxer APC can transport up to 8 dismounts, besides driver, commander and gunner.
 

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