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Australia Selects BOXER CRV For Land 400

Rheinmetall BOXER CRV at Puckapunyal Range in Victoria [© Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence: Cpl Sebastian Beurich]

Reports are surfacing this morning that the Australian Department of Defence has selected the BOXER CRV (Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle) for the LAND 400 Phase 2 programme.

On 28th July 2016, ADoD announced that BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall had been shortlisted to participate in the Risk Mitigation Activity, which is the second stage of the LAND 400 Phase 2 tender evaluation process. Rheinmetall had offered the Boxer Multi Role Armoured Vehicle integrated with the Rheinmetall Lance turret and BAE Systems Australia had teamed with Patria of Finland to offer the Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) integrated with the BAE Hägglunds E35 turret.

BOXER CRV negotiating obstacles on the Driver Training Circuit at Puckapunyal [© Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence: Lt Col Chris McKendry]

On 19th August 2016, ADoD signed Risk Mitigation Activity contracts with BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall. The Risk Mitigation Activity encompassed a one year test and evaluation programme in conjunction with cost and capability trade-off assessments, the development of Australian Industry Capability Plans reflecting differing levels of Australian involvement, and the development of contract documentation including specifications and schedules. Two vehicles from each tenderer were delivered and were used for Live Fire Training in the Mount Bundey Military Area, near Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Project LAND 400 Phase 2 will acquire 225 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV). The Phase 2 fleet will include seven variants.

For latest update click here:- Australian BOXER CRV Update

BOXER CRV (left) and ASLAV [© Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence]

 

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