OCCAR: Lithuanian Boxer vehicles Pass Live Fire Tests

By Defence Industry Europe

The final series production vehicle of the Lithuanian Boxer (Vilkas) order successfully passed its Live Fire Tests on 24 February 2024.

 

“This was an important milestone, marking the last step of the handover procedure for this vehicle and thus concludes the acceptance of the Batch 1 series production vehicles,” OCCAR said.

In total, the OCCAR Boxer program has delivered 91 Boxer vehicles in 4 different variants to the Lithuanian customer, who is now the first nation to have a Boxer with a 30mm gun. The introduction of this global, state-of-the-art Infantry Fighting Vehicle is the result of a significant collaborative effort from all parties involved, particularly due to the supply chain challenges faced over the last 24 months, OCCAR said.

 

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Upon completion of the project, the two battalions of the Iron Wolf Brigade of the Lithuanian Armed Forces have been fully equipped with Boxer (Vilkas). “Today, the combat capability of the Iron Wolf Brigade, reinforced with Boxer vehicles, meets the highest NATO standards and is of great significance for Lithuania’s security,” Lithuanian Minister of National Defence, Mr. Arvydas Anušauskas, said.

 

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The overall international Boxer program, with four participating nations (Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom), is managed by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation).

The program is delivered through the prime industrial partner, ARTEC GmbH, a joint venture between KNDS and Rheinmetall.

 

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