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Rheinmetall’s Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle (CRV) balances the key military requirements of protection, mobility and firepower in an unrivalled combination that can be rapidly transitioned into service and easily supported through life.

The Boxer CRV family concept is based around a uniform drive module and interchangeable, user/role-specific mission modules. Designed for maximum versatility, these build-on modules lend themselves to the development of a wide variety of mission-specific variants. Unique to Boxer CRV, these interchangeable modules also offer users considerable cost saving opportunities, with a single drive module capable of adapting to perform a multitude of operationally dictated roles.

Crew Three (one driver, two in turret) and four dismounts
Turret Manned LANCE turret
Main armament 30 mm Mk30-2/ABM Rheinmetall
Rate of fire 200 rounds per minute
Elevation/depression +45°/-10°
Main sensor slaved weapon 12.7mm HMG – Commander’s RWS, capable of being fired by Commander or Gunner
Secondary armament Coax – MAG 58 7.62 GPMG
Anti-tank guided weapon Rafael Spike
Engine MTU 8V199, 530 kW (720hp), 18.7 kW/t
Dimensions L – 7.93 m
W – 2.99 m
H – 3.24 m
Weight (gross) 38,500 kg
Maximum speed 103 km/h
Range >650 km
Straight gradient (max) 60%
Trench crossing 2.0 m
Steep climbing ability 0.8 m
Turning circle (skid steering) 18 m
Ground clearance 0.50 m
Track 2.58 m
Protected volume 16 m3

Boxer CRV is recognised for numerous attributes including:

Protection: The Boxer CRV delivers an extraordinary level of protection for its crew against mines, IEDs and ballistic threats. This is achieved by a multi-wall structure consisting of spaced and sloped armour in combination with additional protection elements. Reduced radar and infrared signatures, low noise level and high mobility after impact and NBC protection systems are the core elements of the Boxer CRV protection package.

Mobility: The permanent eight-wheel-drive and an automatic transmission with selectable differential locks ensure the Boxer CRV will overcome even the most difficult terrain. Tyres are equipped with run-flat elements and through the central tire inflation system, the tyre pressure can be adjusted according to the terrain type. Both of the two front axles are steerable. The independent suspension allows for both high speeds on roads as well as for excellent off-road handling characteristics. Through the use of lateral wheel brakes, the Boxer CRV can be turned even within very small spaces.

Lethality: Rheinmetall's innovative LANCE turret system features a highly modular design, ensuring maximum lethality, flexibility and future growth potential. The degree of protection and the number of crew (two-man or unmanned with fully remote control) is entirely up to the customer. The company's electro-optical SEOSS Sector and SEOSS Panoramic sights provide both commander and gunner with a 360° view. The LANCE turret system also comes with a 66mm or 76mm smoke/obscurant grenade launcher while potential add-ons include a laser warning system, identification friend or foe technology, an integrated C4I system, an SAS close-range reconnaissance system or an antitank guided missile system.

Knowledge/C4ISR: Rheinmetall provides a comprehensive range of Command and Control and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. C4ISR technologies enable warfighters to assess the environment, control assets and communicate effectively in pursuit of mission objectives. To retain an asymmetrical advantage, industry must provide tools that are affordable, enable open integration, and are easily upgradable to meet rapidly evolving threats.

Check out the Boxer CRV website for more information.