Australian Army reports successful trials in deploying Boxer C-UAS capability

The Australian Army reports it has successfully tested Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs) for counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability.

Commander Seventh Brigade Brigadier Michael Say said the platform “has proven to be a formidable and lethal capability, most recently having tested its target acquisition systems to shoot down unmanned aerial systems (UAS) loitering in the sky.

“The Boxer has achieved a number of firsts in recent months,” Brigadier Say said. “2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment conducted its first squadron-level manoeuvre live-fire in July, and we’ve also tested its lethality in prosecuting UAS targets.”

The Australian Army is procuring 211 Boxers from Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) under a USD5.2 billion contract signed in 2018 as a part of the Land 400 Phase 2 programme, according to the company.

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