“Rheinmetall has delivered a first batch of 25 Boxer CRVs to Australia. These initial Boxers were built in Germany, and finalised at MILVEHCOE, joining the more than 2900 HX Trucks that were finalised and are today sustained from the facility,” said Nathan Poyner, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia.
“This striking of the arc event represents the first of 186 Boxer CRVs that will be built at MILVEHCOE, providing jobs, training and new opportunities for Australians working at Rheinmetall and in the more than 200 Australian Industry Partners across the nation. Rheinmetall has taken a long-term partnership approach to working in Australia, and we’re proud to be the largest provider of Military vehicles to the Australian Defence Force. We have an operational facility, the staff in place, our partnerships in place and as part of the capability to build a complete modern armoured vehicle, we have established real sovereign capabilities including armour production and electronics manufacturing for the Australian Defence Force; all of which happens right here in Queensland,” added Nathan Poyner.
The Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle is an advanced, armoured 8×8 vehicle in service with nations including Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. The Boxer offers enhanced safety, security and protection of Australian troops with high levels of protection, firepower and mobility for sustained operations across peacekeeping and close combat activities.