KMW presents the GTK Boxer variant with a LANCE RC turret at IDEX 2015

 

 
 
 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) at IDEX 2015
 
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IDEX 2015
International Defence Exhibition & Conference

22 - 26 February 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
KMW presents the GTK Boxer variant with a LANCE RC turret at IDEX 2015
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is exhibiting the newest generation of its vehicle systems at IDEX 2015: the GTK Boxer as a wheeled armoured personnel carrier variant with a Puma turret for the first time. Integrating the world's most advanced infantry fighting vehicle’s turret into the Boxer's 8x8 chassis unites the state of the art technologies of both of these systems, which have already been qualified and introduced into the German Armed Forces.
     
KMW presents the GTK Boxer variant with a LANCE RC turret at IDEX 2015 The KMW Boxer with a Lance RC turret is displayed at IDEX 2015
     

The unmanned turret with its sighting system and 30mm automatic cannon alongside the extremely high mobility of the Boxer chassis make this Boxer one of the most powerful wheeled armoured personnel carriers in the world. The high level of protection against heavy blast mines and machine guns is also the basis of this vehicle variant's excellent survivability and sustainment capabilities when deployed.

The turret installed on the Boxer is the Rheinmetall Defence Lance RC, the remote control version of the Lance turret equipping Puma IFV. Lance is a medium-calibre turret system on the cutting edge of modern military technology. Owing to its compact dimensions and low weight, it can be mounted on a variety of different platforms, including relatively lightweight wheeled vehicles. Moreover, the modular turret concept offers scope for growth throughout the product’s entire lifecycle. Even today, the basic version’s capabilities can be expanded in a number of ways: with a situational awareness system, for example, or an independent weapon station or additional commander’s sight for providing hunter-killer functionality. Importantly, the LANCE RC’s crew can reload without leaving the safety of the armoured fighting compartment. This feature is a direct response to experience gained during current deployed operations, as is the ability to fire the weapon in superelevation mode (60°).
     
KMW presents the GTK Boxer variant with a LANCE RC turret at IDEX 2015 The Lance RC turret installed on a KMW Boxer at IDEX 2015
     
The main weapon is the MK30-2 / ABM automatic cannon, developed and built by Rheinmetall. The use of this cannon brings a host of advantages for the vehicle crew. The turret has a reserve of 200 rounds of two different ammunition types for the main weapon. This means that the weapon can be resupplied with ammunition without the soldiers having to leave the protected vehicle interior. The turret also enables moving targets to be engaged accurately and effectively even when the vehicle itself is moving. Naturally, other weapons of various calibers or from other suppliers can also be integrated in the LANCE turret. Full flexibility is ensured in this respect as well.

The Boxer's modular design concept allows for a variety of missionspecific vehicle variants. Numerous modules such as the ambulance, training or command post variants have already been introduced to the German and Dutch Armed Forces. The recently presented artillery variant emphasises the unique capability spectrum of this system.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is exhibiting on nearly 300 square metres at IDEX 2015, stand 08-C20.
 

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