Australia to export Boxer armoured vehicles to Germany


The Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed that Australia will export 100 Boxer armoured fighting vehicles to Germany, according to reports.

The value to the economy is more than $1 billion, making it one of the largest defence export deals in history.

The vehicles, to be manufactured by Rheinmetall Defence Australia at its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, are an eight-by-eight-wheeled, all-terrain, Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV).

As reported in @AuManufacturing news in March, the Minister for Defence Industry, Pat Conroy and his German counterpart, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence Thomas Hitschler signed a Letter of Cooperation and began formal negotiations to export the vehicles.

The sale was confirmed as Albanese landed in Europe en route to a Nato summit according to Australian Associated Press.

Albanese told reporters: “This will increase our defence capability and boost our economy, this is a great outcome.

“And it’s the first outcome of quite a few that we have ready to announce tomorrow with our friends here in Germany.”

Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2025.

Further reading:
Australia closer to Boxer combat vehicle exports

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