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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 10:04 p.m. PST

…British Army's needs .

"A new military vehicle being touted as the answer to the British Army's needs has been unveiled by German company Rheinmetall.

The company is showcasing its "Boxer" armoured vehicles at a huge defence show this week and is flagging its UK credentials as it steps up its campaign to win a £3.00 GBPbn deal to equip the British military.

The Army is keen to replace its ageing wheeled armoured vehicles with more capable ones which will equip new strike brigades that are a key part of Britain's new military strategy.

Generals want eight-wheeled Military Infantry Vehicles (MIVs) in service quickly and sources say that a contract for between 500 and 800 of the vehicles could be tendered by the end of the year.

Peter Hardisty, Rheinmetall managing director, said the Boxer is the best vehicle for the job and has its origins in a pan-European project which Britain pulled out of…"
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kabrank12 Sep 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

Interestingly I think UK were originally part of the Boxer program and then withdrew!

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Believe MoD spend around £600.00 GBP Million on Boxer development program than decided did not like it.

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