The Boxer Family is Expanding

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A first view of the Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicle, seen on the KMW exhibit at Eurosatory 2010. Photo: Noam Eshel

At Eurosatory 2010 KMW displayed the new infantry fighting vehicle version of the Boxer, equipped with the Lance remote controlled turret (RCT) mounting the Mk44 Bushmaster 30mm automatic cannon, and the FLW200 Independent Commander Weapon System (ICWS) mounting a 7.62 machine gun. The turret can be augmented with externally mounted Anti-Tank Guided Missiles such as the Rafael Spike, carried by the Puma.

The Boxer's Remote Controlled Turret (RCT) mounting the Bushmaster Mk44 30mm gun. Photo: Noam Eshel

Another version recently introduced is the combat repair vehicle, a new configuration responding to requirementf from Afghanistan. This vehicle is equipped to safely carry a technical team of two operators into a hot battle zone, conducting emergency repairs in the field. The vehicle is operated by two additional crew members – a driver and vehicle commander.