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Rheinmetall presents the new Boxer IFV

Rheinmetall presents the new Boxer IFV

German defence company Rheinmetall unveiled a new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris. The company has withdrawn attention with its new KF51 Panther main battle tank (MBT).

The new vehicle is a tracked Boxer which weighs 45 tons. The vehicle is heavier than the 8X8 Boxer armoured vehicle which is only 38.5 tons.

Rheinmetall presents the new Boxer IFV

The new Boxer consists of a "drive-line module" containing the chassis, chain wheel and engine. Then the "mission module" contains mission-specific elements, such as weapons, equipment, and crew rooms.

Rheinmetall presents the new Boxer IFV

At Eurosatory 2022, Rheinmetall shows off this tracked Boxer in a fire support vehicle (FSV) configuration. The Boxer FSV carries a gun turret ( turret ) RCT120, which carries a large calibre 120 mm cannon.

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