Lithuania to receive Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Lithuania to receive Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Starting from 2017, the Lithuanian army will be supplied with 88 Boxer infantry fighting vehicles (IFV).

Production will be carried out by ARTEC’s two parent companies, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall. 53 vehicles will be manufactured by KMW and 35 by Rheinmetall. The IFVs will be delivered with medium-caliber weaponry in a remote-controlled turret. Consequently, the Boxer family is now extended by the Infantry Fighting Vehicle variant.

More than 400 Boxer IFVs in different variants are in use or in the procurement process by the German Armed Forces, and 200 with the Dutch Armed Forces. Just short of 700 vehicles therefore will be in service by three user nations.

The Boxer is one of the best-protected 8×8 wheeled vehicles. It offers its crews maximum protection from mines, IEDs, small-arms fire, and is characterized by high mobility regardless the type of the terrain.

Specifications
Weight 25.2 t (24.8 long tons; 27.8 short tons) (vehicle);
33 t (32 long tons; 36 short tons) (gross)
Length 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in)
Width 2.99 m (9 ft 10 in)
Height 2.37 m (7 ft 9 in) (baseline vehicle)
Crew 3 (+8)

Armor AMAP composite armour
Main
armament
40mm automatic grenade launcher(Heckler & Koch GMG) or 12.7 mm heavy machine gun (M3M)
Engine MTU 8V 199 TE20 Diesel
530 kW (711 hp)
Power/weight 16.1 kW/t (max weight)
Suspension 8×8
Operational
range
1,100 km (684 mi)
Speed 103 km/h (64 mph)

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