January 2013 – A BOXER in the variant Command Post will be displayed during the IDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 21 February 2013. We are looking forward to welcome you at the Rheinmetall booth 09-A10 and at the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann booth 08-C20.
January 2013 – After a significant re-design and adaptations to latest requirements, as well as introducing a new BOXER variant, the first BOXER vehicles for the Netherlands Army will be delivered mid 2013. In total 200 vehicles in 5 variants will be delivered until 2017.
December 2012 – Until December 2012, a total of 180 BOXER vehicles have been delivered to the German Army – 81 Armoured Personnel Carriers (GTFz), 65 Command Post (FüFz), 13 Ambulances (sgSanKfz) and 10 Driver Training Vehicles.
December 2012 – In December 2012, the last of 65 German Command Post BOXER (FüFz) has been delivered to the German Army.
The last FüFz was already in the configuration A1, which includes further improvements and adaptations to the deployment in Afghanistan, encompassing further protection, new communication equipment and several changes in the interior.
All FüFz A0 vehicles will be upgraded to the A1 version.
December 2012 – In December 2012, the first 6 German Ambulance BOXER (sgSanKfz) have been deployed to AFG. They are supporting the troops with new capabilities and possibilities.
As per January 2013, now 31 BOXER are being in operation in Northern Afghanistan – 17 Armoured Personnel Carriers (GTFz), 8 Command Posts (FüFz) and 6 Ambulances (sgSanKfz).
It is fair to mention the first positive feed back from the German user of the vehicle in Afghanistan – BOXER is now a battle proven vehicle.
August 2011 – With delivery of the first BOXER Ambulance vehicle, all four German BOXER versions are now in series delivery. The four German BOXER versions comprise the BOXER APC an armoured troop-carrier with space for the crew of three (commander, driver and gunner) plus up to eight infantry soldiers.
The BOXER Command Post provides space for also a crew of three and two additional soldiers. It further provides a variety of radio transmitters for secured communication and data transmission and features /equipment for briefing and mission planning.
The German BOXER Ambulance is designed with a higher roof to allow the medic staff first aid, and even more intensive treatment, of casualties in upright position. It can carry up to 7 casualties in seated position or up to three casualties on stretchers in addition to the crew.
The fourth German BOXER variant is the Driver Training Vehicle, specifically designed to train the soldiers in handling of the BOXER prior a mission deployment. All 10 contracted DTVs have been delivered to the German Army meanwhile.
July 2011 – Five APC BOXER are on their way to Afghanistan to support the German troops under the ISAF mission with its excellent level of protection, mobility and survivability.
The new APC BOXER, specifically equipped for this mission, will be deployed by one of the German training and protection battalions in the area of Mazar-e Sharif. ‘This step represents a significant increase of protection and mobility for the German soldiers in theatre’ - said Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Werner Freers - ‘it is a good day for our soldiers deployed in peace-missions around the world.’
May 2011 – The first BOXER (in the version of GTFz/APC) was handed over from the German BWB (Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement) to the Heeresamt (Federal German Army Agency). Subsequently the vehicle was handed over by the President of the BWB, Harald Stein, to the Chief of the Heeresamt, Major General Wolf-Joachim Clauss in a ceremony at the army training centre in Letzlingen.
‘After a successful, extensive, multinational development phase this state-of-the-art, armoured, wheeled vehicle is now finally handed over to the German Army, here at the excellent training ground Letzlingen’ - said Mr. Harald Stein in his ceremonial speech.
The hand over of the BOXER GTFz (APC) was executed by purpose on the army training ground in Letzlingen, as a few months ago the Mechanized Infantry Battalion 292 started its training for the Afghanistan mission there.