Two of Rheinmetall’s three Boxer CRV vehicles have arrived in Australia to take part in capability trials as part of the LAND 400 Phase 2 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA).
The vehicles were unloaded at Melbourne Airport after a two-day journey from Leipzig aboard an Antonov AN-124 heavy transport.
The other Boxer CRV, which will be the focus of future testing of the command, control, computers and communication capability, has been in Melbourne since late August, and has featured in a series of briefings for Australian SMEs.
“The Australian Army is looking for a next-generation vehicle that will deliver troops into combat,” said Gary Stewart, Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s chief operations officer and capture lead for LAND 400.
“The federal government is seeking a new industry built on next-generation armoured vehicles that require local innovation and the development of leading-edge technology. Boxer CRV is the only vehicle offered for LAND 400 Phase 2 that delivers both outcomes.”
Defence has signed contracts with BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall for the next stage of the Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle evaluation.