BOXER 8X8 CRV DOWNSELECTED FOR AUSTRALIA’S LAND 400 PHASE 2 PROGRAM

Rheinmetall is pleased to have been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Risk Mitigation Activities (RMA) of the LAND 400 Phase 2 program.

29th Jul 2016


BOXER 8X8 CRV DOWNSELECTED FOR AUSTRALIAS

LAND 400 PHASE 2 PROGRAM

 

Rheinmetall is pleased to have been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Risk

Mitigation Activities (RMA) of the LAND 400 Phase 2 program.

 

Rheinmetall Defence has offered the Commonwealth the latest version of the BOXER 8X8 vehicle fitted with the in-service LANCE turret and a growth path that includes a 35mm main gun   and   the   Northrop   Grumman   command,   control,   communications,   computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) architecture.

 

Ben Hudson, Head of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems Division, said: "We are delighted to have been selected in Australia for the next phase of this important program. BOXER is combat proven and offers the highest levels of survivability and mobility that, when combined with the in-service Lance turret, will deliver the capabilities that allow Army to fight, survive and win on the battlefields of today and tomorrow.

 

Rheinmetall Defence will establish an Australian Industry Capability program for Land 400 that  strengthens  existing  industrial  capability  in  Australia  and  creates  high  technology enduring jobs for hundreds of Australians by localising design and manufacturing expertise in electro-optics, weapon systems, fire control and sensor systems, turret manufacturing, variant design and manufacture, integration, armour systems, simulation, training and fleet sustainment.

 

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director, Andrew Fletcher, said: We look forward to demonstrating BOXER’s capabilities to the Commonwealth through the RMA process and working closely with Australian industry and our local partners, Supacat, Northrop Grumman and  Tectonica  to  establish  a  world  class  combat  vehicle  design,  manufacturing  and sustainment capability for the Australian Defence Force and the region.

 

About  Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall sets the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines and offer an extensive array of military hardware that deliver mobility, lethality, survivability of troops, reconnaissance capability and networking of national and international systems.

 

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall AG,  with offices in

Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.

 

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