The mission changes - so does BOXER
The Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) variant of BOXER with the remote controlled turret RCT30 represents one of the most modern wheeled IFV’s. Excellent firepower and high mobility are essential to asserting oneself in high-intensity conflicts and offers the possibility for escalation and de-escalation in all other deployment scenarios. In BOXER RCT30, this capability is achieved by the firepower of the turret as being operated by the German Army in the tracked IFV PUMA in combination with the high mobility and the high protection level of the BOXER.
The fully-stabilized, state-of-the-art remote-controlled turret with cutting-edge optical and optronic visibility allows the entire crew for 360° all-round observation, detection and identification of long range targets. The stabilised 30 mm machine cannon allows for accurate engagement of moving targets, even when driving. Two different ammunition types in the turret provide for a mission-based fire fight at the push of a button. With the latest C4I architecture, BOXER RCT30 can be fully integrated into the existing battlefield management system and allows for the updating of navigation and tactical information from infantry soldiers with various interface functions for a networked command.
The modular design of BOXER allows for flexible adaptation to future military tasks or changing requirements, due to its uniform Drive Module and a large number of specific, rapidly interchangeable Mission Modules.
In addition to is underlying performance, BOXER RCT30 provides its crew with extraordinary survivability and protection against mines (AT, AP), IEDs, corresponding ballistic threats (incl. artillery fragments), NBC threats and detection (radar, noise, solar loading) in addition to its superior firepower.