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British Army Selects BOXER Armored Vehicle

The British Defence Secretary recently announced that a £2.8bn deal has been signed to provide the British Army with around 500 new armored vehicles.

The Boxer can be deployed around the world to deliver soldiers around the battlefield, traveling long distances quickly, cross country, under enemy fire and in the most austere of environments. It is modular by design, meaning that the same vehicle base platform can be quickly reconfigured with different modules to fill different roles. Initially, the Army will buy a troop-carrying variant, an ambulance, a command vehicle and a specialist carrier.

The UK announced in 2018 that it would re-join the Boxer program within the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation and explore options to equip the Army with the 8×8 troop carriers to modernize its vehicle fleet and meet the Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement.