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U.K. will buy more than 500 Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles for £2.8 billion ($3.6 billion)

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£2.8bn armoured vehicle contract secured for British Army

A contract worth £2.8 billion has been signed to provide state-of-the-art armoured fighting vehicles to the British Army.

5 November 2019


Boxer armoured vehicle at Army Combat Power Demonstration 2019.

The Defence Secretary has announced that the army will receive more than 500 Boxer 8x8 high mobility, network-enabled armoured vehicles to transport troops onto the frontline.

Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, said:

"Our men and women of the Armed Forces deserve to have the best equipment to do their job."

"The Boxer vehicle is a leader in its field and I look forward to it arriving in units from 2023."

The vehicles will form part of the Army’s Strike brigades, new units set up to deploy rapidly over long distances across varied terrains.

Boxer is modular by design to meet these requirements - the same vehicle base can be rapidly reconfigured to fill different roles on the battlefield, from carrying troops across deserts to treating severely injured service personnel on the journey to hospital.

Initially the Army will buy a mixture of the troop-carrying variant, ambulances, command vehicles, and specialist designs to carry military equipment.

Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive of Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S), said:

"This is excellent news for the Army and I’m delighted that we can now move forward with a contract for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle."

"We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Army and our partners across industry to deliver the best equipment and support for our troops."

The UK announced in 2018 that it would re-join the Boxer programme within the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) and explore options to modernise its vehicle fleet and meet the Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement.

The UK played a central role in the original design, development and testing of the Boxer. In re-joining the programme last year, the UK reassumed the rights it had as a project partner.

Major General Simon Hamilton, Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Programme lead for the British Army, said:

"I am delighted that we have committed to delivering the Mechanised Infantry capability through the purchase of around 500 battle-winning Boxer vehicles for the British Army. Boxer completes the suite of platforms to equip our new state-of-the-art STRIKE brigade where, alongside Ajax, Boxer’s low logistic need, extended reach, high-mobility, and advanced digitisation will ensure STRIKE is ready for any global scenario."

This contract was signed ahead of the pre-election period due to the strong value-for-money agreement reached with industry and other OCCAR nations, which expires on December 31st 2019, and announced today due to expected market implications. It would be possible for a new Government to take a different position.

The MOD Permanent Secretary, as the Accounting Officer, considered the value for money implications and, on this basis, determined the most appropriate course of action is to proceed with the contract award ahead of the election.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/28bn-armoured-vehicle-contract-secured-for-british-army
 

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It is essentially German built.... boooooo... we should stop this, and build outselves or buy from the Americans..
 

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part of the pre deal is that 60% of the Boxer are build in the UK... including final assembly.
UK was part of the Boxer development and left it... in 2018 they british government claimed that they wanted to become a project partner again...
 

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My car, my wifes car, son's car, my daughter's car parked on driveway are all German. Around town upwards of 30% are German cars. So if Boxer is German built big deal ...

Opposite in the US on the good ole Murican roads and highways its mostly Japanese cars lol or American assembled Toyota's
 

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BTW Toyota is most Murican of all assembled cars here 70-80 percent Made down south mostly in Alabama,Kentucky,Texas,and mostly Southern states they use to have a plant which they sold to Tesla in California left due to high taxes all the "Murican" cars are built in Mexico or Canada
 

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I am pro Brexit. When ever I have a discussion with remainers I point out that it is EU that needs us. Not the other way around. Go to France or Germany. Not a single British car. I know British car industry is finished but you get the point. Uk has to be one of the largest market for German or French cars. That alone is potent bargaining point.
 

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They are reliable if lacking in style.
Pretty Much Toyota once had a share of Tesla until like 2017 and "Ford" sold Transit vans made in Turkey for some time

I am pro Brexit. When ever I have a discussion with remainers I point out that it is EU that needs us. Not the other way around. Go to France or Germany. Not a single British car. I know British car industry is finished but you get the point. Uk has to be one of the largest market for German or French cars. That alone is potent bargaining point.
Can Y'all just frigggin leave its all on the headlines here in the States
 

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Can Y'all just frigggin leave its all on the headlines here in the States
I am sick of it. 24/7 on headlines here. Even matrix signs on motorway reminding us. Just want the damn thing done. End off. Oh I am having my passport renewed and it's gonna be the old style blue passport. Not the Euro maroon.
 

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I am sick of it. 24/7 on headlines here. Even matrix signs on motorway reminding us. Just want the damn thing done. End off. Oh I am having my passport renewed and it's gonna be the old style blue passport. Not the Euro maroon.
Thank You but your bloody politicians have basically shown the UK is so irrelevent on the world stage man the Brits lack self respect these days ohhhhhh IRA gonna bomb again cause some stinking border set up and extra 15-20 mins at the custom check end of world

 

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I am pro Brexit. When ever I have a discussion with remainers I point out that it is EU that needs us. Not the other way around. Go to France or Germany. Not a single British car. I know British car industry is finished but you get the point. Uk has to be one of the largest market for German or French cars. That alone is potent bargaining point.
I see a lot of british cars in Europe...
Mini, Bentley, Land Rover, Jaguar ... since the companys are under foreign control they work and produce decent cars not like the shit british car manufactors made in the 1960´s and 1970´s were the british car industry was falling appart...
 

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