Delivery of the GTK Boxer vehicles ordered by the Bundeswehr now completed

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Boxer (armoured fighting vehicle) - WikipediaDelivery of the GTK Boxer vehicles ordered by the Bundeswehr now completed Munich, 23 June 2021 – ARTEC GmbH, as a contractual partner and subsidiary of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, has officially handed over the last of the Boxer armoured transport vehicles (GTK) ordered to date by the Bundeswehr to representatives of the Federal procurement agency (BAAINBw) and the Ministry of Defence. The contract for the 2nd batch, which was concluded in December 2015, comprised 131 GTK Boxers and was worth EUR 478 million. All the experience gained with modifications from the successful Afghanistan mission have been incorporated into this A2 version. Despite the pandemic, which at times had a considerable impact on delivery dates, the contractual deadline for the completion of the 2nd batch was met thanks to the constructive, pragmatic and trusting cooperation between industry and the customer. In total, the two parent companies of ARTEC GmbH have delivered 405 Boxer vehicles to the Bundeswehr. Among them were 72 Boxers in the ambulance variant, 65 command vehicles and 256 infantry group vehicles. In 2017, a contract was signed to retrofit the combat upgrade as part of the overhaul of the Boxer fleet. With the final order in 2021, a retrofit of additional vehicles, all Boxers will be upgraded to the new design standard by 2024. ARTEC GmbH was founded in 1999 and is a joint venture between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG and Rheinmetall. The company coordinates series production and serves as the point of contact for all export issues relating to the Boxer.


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