History of the BOXER

 

1990
  • Major European armed forces need vehicles to face future threats.
1994
  • Germany and France establish joint procurement and development study.
1995
  • German, British and French governments work in close cooperation.
1996
  • Competition between two Franco-German-British consortia.
  • Competing consortium TEAM International GTK/MRAV/VBCI.
  • Establishment of ARGE GTK/MRAV/VBCI.
  • Concept studies of a 6x6 and a 8x8 vehicle.
1997
  • April - ARGE submitts offer to German Procurement Agency (BWB).
  • The Netherlands get the status of an observer of the Programme.
1998
  • April - ARGE GTK wins the competition.
1999
  • September - France leaves the Programme.
  • Foundation of ARTEC.
  • November - bilateral contract signature.
2000
  • The European agency OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperátion en matierè d'ARmament) gets customer for ARTEC.
2001
  • February - The Netherlands become a full partner in the Programme.
  • Production start of 1st BOXER Prototype.
2002
  • December - Rollout of the first German BOXER Prototype.
2003
  • BOXER Prototype - ready for trials and tests.
  • July - UK MOD announces withdrawal from the Programme.
2004
  • November - Germany and the Netherlands sign bilateral contract.
2006
  • Modified Armoured Personnel Carrier GE and Ambulance NL are presented at Eurosartory, Paris.
  • December - Series Contract Signature.
2007
  • Production start for 1st Ambulance GE Prototype.
2008
  • Reliability Growth Trails after some 90,000 km successful finished.
  • Production starts for 1st Series Vehicle.
2009
  • September - Rollout of the first BOXER Series Vehicle.
2010
  • BOXER vehicles are trialled in Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
  • December - First German BOXER Command Post delivered.
2011
  • May - BOXER in operational use by German Army.
  • June - Last German Driver Training Vehicle delivered.
  • August - Deployment of first BOXERs into theatre.
  • August - All four German BOXER versions in series delivery.
2012
  • Deployment of BOXER Command Post Vehicle and Ambulance into theatre.
  • December - Last German Commanc Post Vehicle delivered.
2013
  • August - Delivery of first BOXER Driver Training Vehicle to Netherlands Army.
2014
  • April - Delivery of first BOXER Ambulance to Netherlands Army.
2015
  • June - 300th BOXER vehicle delivered.
  • July - Delivery of first BOXER Command Post to Netherlands Army.
  • December - Contract signature for 2nd batch of 131 BOXER APC vehicles for German Army.
2016
  • March - First BOXER Cargo delivered to Netherlands Army.
  • May - Delivery of last BOXER Ambulance (272nd vehicle) to German Army.
  • August - Trilateral contract signature. Lithuania joins the BOXER-Programme.
  • August - Contract signature for 88 BOXER IFV for Lithuanian Army.

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