Defending Down Under: The Australian Army’s New Boxer CRV

Explore Australia’s cutting-edge military advancement with the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV)! This video dives into the pivotal role of the Boxer CRV in modernizing Australia’s Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability under LAND 400 Phase 2. Designed to enhance the safety, security, and protection of Australian troops, the Boxer CRV replaces the long-serving Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV), providing heightened levels of protection, firepower, and mobility.

Versatile Deployment: From littoral environments to complex urban settings, the Boxer CRV ensures operational versatility, supporting missions ranging from peacekeeping to close combat.

Strategic Contract: Rheinmetall Defence Australia is tasked with delivering and supporting 211 Boxer 8×8 CRVs for the Australian Army, split into Block I and Block II phases.

Current Status: Block I have already delivered 25 CRVs, including reconnaissance and multi-purpose variants, demonstrating exceptional performance and availability in Army operations.

Future Build: Block II, comprising 186 CRVs, is currently undergoing design and testing phases. Production is centred at Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Redbank, Queensland. The majority of Block II CRVs will be assembled at this state-of-the-art facility, boosting local defence manufacturing capabilities.

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