Australia has signed a contract for the purchase of Boxer CRV armored vehicles

On August 17, 2018, the Australian government signed a contract worth 2.1 billion euros (3.3 billion Australian dollars) with the German group Rheinmetall to supply the Australian army with 211 Boxer CRV (Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle) combat reconnaissance vehicles with a wheel formula of 8x8. The Boxer CRV armored vehicle presented by Rheinmetall on March 14, 2018 was declared the winner of the Australian Army tender for the LAND 400 Phase 2 program (Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability).
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One of the prototypes of the selected in the tender of the Australian army on the LAND 400 Phase 2 program of the Artec / Rheinmetall Boxer CRV combat reconnaissance vehicle, equipped with a Rheinmetall LANCE twin-turret with a 30-mm Mauser / Rheinmetall automatic cannon MK30-2 / ABM (c) Rheinmetall
The tender of the LAND 400 Phase 2 program (Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability) for the acquisition of wheeled combat reconnaissance vehicles to replace the 257 ASLAV armored vehicles used for this purpose in reconnaissance variant has been in progress since 2014. In July 2016, the Australian Ministry of Defense selected the Boxer CRV and the jointly presented by BAE Systems Australia and the Finnish group Patria, the AMV35 armored vehicle, for the final tender phase.three prototypes each of which then went through an extensive 12-month test program in Australia. Then tests of the protection of machines were also carried out, including undermining one of the presented samples of each type.
The finally selected Australia Boxer CRV (Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle), a modification of the famous German armored personnel carrier Artec Boxer, has a total combat weight of 38.5 tons, which makes it, apparently, the heaviest modern wheeled armored vehicle in the world. The Boxer CRV has a capacity of seven people (including four paratroopers) and, in the linear version, is equipped with a two-seat Rheinmetall LANCE turret with a 30-mm Mauser / Rheinmetall MK30-2 / ABM automatic cannon with programmable shots. Of the 211 cars contracted by Australia, the LANCE tower with a 30-mm cannon will receive 133 cars.
Australian Boxer CRV cars in a linear version with a LANCE tower with a 30mm cannon should also be equipped with ATGM (a choice of the type of which should still be chosen between Rafael Spike-LR, Javelin and MBDA MMP) and an active protection complex (the choice should also be made between Rheinmetall Active Defense System and Rafael Trophy).
According to reports, the first 20 (according to other data, 25) Boxer CRV machines will be manufactured by Rheinmetall and shipped from Germany in 2019, the rest of the machines will be assembled from 2021 to 2026 at the planned Military Enterprise Center of Excellence (MILVEHCOE ) in Brisbane (Queensland),which will also act as a center for the integration, maintenance and repair of these machines.
A total of 40 Australian subcontractors will be involved in the program, including Bisalloy Steel Group (armored steel supply), NIOA (ammunition), Tectonica (surveillance systems), Supacat Australia (technical design and certification), Cablex (electrical wiring), G & O Kert, Hilton Manufacturing, Direct Edge and Plasteel (hardware), Hoffman Engineering (lighting equipment and displays), Huber and Suhner (electronic components), Nezkot Precision Tooling and Engineering (assembly of towers), Redarc (electronic equipment), and others. It is expected that as a result in Australia will be created 1,450 jobs, including 600 - in Queensland, of which 330 - at the company MILVEHCOE.
It was reported that, in addition, the cost of servicing and repairing the machines purchased over the course of their estimated 30-year service life would amount to another 10.2 billion Australian dollars. The Australian Government will allocate 235 million Australian dollars separately to create a logistics and maintenance system in four planned locations of the parts equipped with these machines.
Regarding the selection criteria for the LAND 400 Phase 2 program, Australian media previously reported that the requirements of the Australian army for vehicles under this programranked in the following order of priority: security - firepower - mobility - intelligence and information capabilities. Unofficially, it was reported that in terms of the key parameter “security”, only the Boxer CRV machine fully met the requirements of the Australian army, which ultimately predetermined its choice.
The main competitor under the designation AMV35 in the tender was a modified version of the well-known Patria AMV armored personnel carrier equipped with a BA35 Systems Hagglunds E35 twin-turret from a crawler-mounted BMP CV9035 Mk III with a 35-mm automatic Orbital ATHE.MAS. Combat weight AMV35 was 30 tons.

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