The Australian Government announced on Wednesday 14 March 2018 that Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles has been selected as the successful bidder for Phase 2 of the LAND 400 Project to procure 211 Boxer CRVs (shown above) to fulfill the Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability requirement. BAE Systems bid with the AMV35 (shown below) was unsuccessful.
The Boxer will replace all variants of the ASLAV (shown below) which have been in service since 1997 with the following Regiments of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC):
- 1st Armoured Regiment (based at Chauvel Lines, RAAF Edinburgh, Adelaide)
- 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) (based at Light Horse Lines, Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane)
- 2nd Cavalry Regiment (based at Waler Lines, Lavarack Barracks, Townsville)
You can find out more about the LAND 400 project here: http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/equippingdefence/land400
You can find out more about the Boxer CRV here: https://boxercrv.com.au/