The $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 program will have Rheinmetall deliver 211 8×8 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to the Australian Army.
The first 25 vehicles will be built in Germany as part of the technology transfer process, with the remaining vehicles to be built in Australia.
Joint venture partners, Varley Rafael will supply the Spike LR2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system for the Boxer CRV.
The Spike LR2 is a fifth generation ATGM system, originally developed as a fire-and-forget system.
The Boxer CRV will support Australian industry, sourcing specialised armoured steel from Australian steel companies BlueScope Steel and Bisalloy, with engineering support provided by Melbourne-based Supacat Asia- Pacific.