Army’s first Boxer vehicle delivered
Army’s first Boxer vehicle delivered (1.0 mins)
On 24 September 2019 the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, Deputy Secretary Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Tony Fraser, Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO; Head of Armoured Vehicle Division, Major General David Coghlan, AM, Managing Director, Rheinmetall Global Head Vehicle Systems, Ben Hudson and German Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Dr Thomas Fitschen, welcomed the first Boxer vehicle for the LAND 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle at a ceremony at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. The LAND 400 program will provide the Australian Army with a fleet of modern armoured fighting vehicles characterised by increased levels of protection, lethality and mobility. The new vehicles will be equipped with modern and highly capable sensors and communications suites which will ensure the new vehicles remain a potent weapon system over the next 30 years. LAND 400 Phase 2 is scoped to acquire 211 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles Drive Modules and 223 Mission Modules to replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle.
|Publish Date||24 Sep 2019|