Protected medical support on today’s battlefields gains importance as the special status of ambulance vehicles is no longer taken for granted. Ambulance vehicles have therefore to be protected to the same standard as combat vehicles and have to provide the same mobility to be able to follow them in high threat areas and to safeguard the casualties and crew. In a first batch the German Army ordered 72 and the Dutch Army 58 BOXER vehicles in different Ambulance variants.
The BOXER Ambulance vehicles are designed with a higher roof of the mission module and thereby provide
In different layouts for the German and Dutch Armies the Ambulance vehicles are protected against the same threats as all other variants and provide the same level of safety. Therefore the BOXER ambulance is currently one of the best protected wheeled ambulance vehicles available.
For the interior layout, several designs are possible. The Ambulance variants provide a wide range of flexibility regarding the number of casualties and their level of injury.
A variant focusing on transport of wounded and a variant for transport and treatment of wounded is available.
|Maximum speed||103 km/h|
|Minimum speed||3 km/h|
|Engine capacity (ISO)||530 kW (720 hp)|
|Max. straight gradient||60%|
|Max. slope gradient||30%|
|Trench crossing||2.0 m|
|Step climbing ability||0.8 m|
|Turning circle (skid steering)||15 m|
|Height (hull roof)||2.72 m|
|Ground clearance||0.50 m|
|Protected volume||17.5 m³|
|High roof (2.72 m), floor-to-roof height 1.85 m|
|Crew: 3 (1 driver, 1 commander/doctor, 1 medical assistant)|
|7 seated casualties or 3 stretcher casualties or 2 stretcher and 3 seated casualties or 1 stretcher casualty for intensive treatment|
|Air Condition and NBC-protection systems|
|Fire extinguishing system (engine compartment)|
|Smoke-grenade launching system|
|Rear view camera|
|Fire extinguishing system (Mission Module)|
|Different protection kits|
|Additional optronic sight system for command- er to allow high hygiene standards onboard|