Heavyweight export deal in the making for Boxers

Australia is a step closer to finalising a major deal to provide Boxer heavy weapon carrier vehicles to the German Army.

CAPTION: Germany Parliamentary State Secretary for Defence Thomas Hitschler has a close look at an ADF Boxer at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. Photo by Signaller Christopher Kingston.

Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy and his German counterpart, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence Thomas Hitschler, have signed a Letter of Cooperation to start formal negotiations to produce the vehicles in Queensland for export to Germany.

Under the deal, more than 100 Boxers would be produced by Rheinmetall at its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

Mr Conroy said the Government was “excited about the prospect of Boxers for the German Army being built in Brisbane, using suppliers across Australia” as part of what could be one of Australia’s largest defence export contracts.

“We are keen to export this world-leading capability to a trusted and respected security partner, and to further strengthen the defence relationship between our countries,” Mr Conroy said.

Defence will now enter into formal negotiations with the German Ministry of Defence and Rheinmetall to establish appropriate legal and commercial arrangements.


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4 thoughts on “Heavyweight export deal in the making for Boxers

  • 27/03/2023 at 11:16 pm
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    This could be just a trick to get us to buy Linx for Land 400 phase 3. I want hard numbers and signed contracts before I get excited.

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  • 27/03/2023 at 5:45 pm
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    Isn’t the boxer designed in SK? Why didn’t SK just make and sell them to Germany and cut out the expense of us as a middle man?

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  • 26/03/2023 at 4:24 pm
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    This has certainly proved the dangers of Allies blindly following U.S. Foreign Policy.

    Germany, formerly the Industrial powerhouse of Europe now de-energized and de-industrialized by sanctioning itself from cheap Russian Gas, is reduced to buying Australian manufactured A.F.V.’s and South Korean Ammunition.

    German Industry is fleeing en mass to the U.S., leaving its Banking system and peoples living standards to continue their rapid collapse.

    If I was East Germany I’d be turning back time and building that Wall again!

    Peace.

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  • 26/03/2023 at 1:58 pm
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    Sounds a lot like “Carrying coals to Newcastle” I reckon

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