https://www.parliament.uk/business/comm ... inquiry10/
- Written evidence submitted by Ministry of Defence
Evidence session, 24 April 2018: Additional Questions
Preliminary Market Engagement (PME)Q44 and Qq50-51: In evidence, Lieutenant General Jaques anticipated that through the life of the programme there could be 10-20% weight growth on the vehicle. What assessment has been made of the impact of this potential weight increase on the ability to transport the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) particularly by air? Please also set out the differences between the Boxer requirements in 2003, when the UK left the programme, and those articulated by the Army for the MIV.
The BOXER vehicle offers various configurations to enable the transportation of the vehicle up to its maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) by air (including utilising the A400M fleet).
The key requirement changes between BOXER in 2003 (when the C130 requirement was introduced), and MIV (which does not have a C130 requirement), principally relate to an increased threat environment, greater adaptability in through-life ownership and mobility at increased protection levels.
http://data.parliament.uk/writteneviden ... /84068.pdf
United Kingdom planning procurement of Boxer wheeled vehicle
Munich, London 03. April 2018 – The British Ministry of Defence announced on March 31st that it will re-join the Boxer-programme. With this, the United Kingdom, which played a major role in the vehicle’s design, development and testing from 1999 to 2004, has taken the first step to become one of the major Boxer-User-Nation. The negotiations are conducted by the Organization for Joint Armaments Cooperation (OCCAR) and ARTEC.
The framework conditions for the collective procurement of this vehicle with other nations have not changed since the initial phase of the Boxer programme. With three countries already actively using it – Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania – there are many advantages not only in procurement, but also in the application phase. Together with partners BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK, the ARTEC Consortium will thus be creating or securing over 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom.
http://artec-boxer.com/index.php?id=10MIV BOXER manufacture drives UK jobs and prosperity
In early 2018 leading British companies in the defence sector BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the ARTEC consortium as partners for the production of BOXER. Should the armoured wheeled vehicle be selected as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV), at least 60% of BOXER’s value creation and 100% of final assembly will take place in Britain. To ensure the best value to the British tax payer, ARTEC has defined a competitive process for the main partners and their supply chains to follow.
ARTEC’s investment in the UK value chain is estimated to secure or create at least 1,000 jobs all across the country. The UK partnership approach will ensure that British companies are fully embedded in the MIV supply chain. Rolls Royce, Parker-Hannifin, WFEL and British subsidiaries of the ARTEC parent companies will also supply British content.
British Army re-joins Boxer programme (31. März 2018)
The British Army has taken a step towards exploring a deal for a fleet of new armoured vehicles, potentially supporting at least 1,000 British jobs, by announcing it is re-joining the Boxer programme today.
The UK will re-join the Boxer programme and explore options to equip the Army with the 8x8 troop carriers to modernise its vehicle fleet and meet the Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement.
The UK played a major role in the original design, development and testing of the Boxer, and would reassume the rights it had as a project partner if a deal was to go through - allowing the option for the vehicle to be built and exported from the UK. The deal could see the Boxer fully assembled in the UK with at least 60% of the manufacturing with British industry, sustaining and developing UK industrial capabilities, facilities and skills.
Artec, the consortium who manufacture the Boxer vehicle, have already made commitments to British industry by signing partnership agreements with BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK, in anticipation of a deal being struck.
It is expected that British companies would compete for the manufacture and supply of many of the vehicle sub-systems, as well as for a full production and assembly line in the UK. Estimates suggest Artec’s planned investment in the UK could secure or create at least 1,000 jobs, based across the country including locations such as Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Stockport, Telford and Wales.
With the likes of Rolls Royce already powering Boxers with engines and Parker-Hannifin, William Cook Engineering and other British companies also supplying sub-systems for the vehicle, this deal could secure a broader industrial UK partnership.
The MOD is now taking forward negotiations with the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) and Artec. Looking forward to the Assessment Phase, concluding in 2019, this will consider the comparable benefits of manufacturing locations and different supply chains for Boxer, as well as value-for-money. Any deal will be subject to commercial negotiation and assessment in 2019 and the aim is to have the first vehicles in service with the Army in 2023.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/brit ... -programmeThe organisation manages the Boxer programme and, as an OCCAR member state, the UK has the necessary Intellectual Property Rights to the Boxer and greater control over ensuring Britain benefits from supply chain work.
The MOD conducted a comprehensive market analysis of Mechanised Infantry Vehicles in-service, entering service and in development. The analysis was guided by the British Army’s requirements and how best to deliver them. The Boxer delivered on protected mobility, capacity, flexibility, utility and agility.
As part of the proposed deal, the UK is also expected to see substantial inward investment from Rheinmetall, one of Artec’s parent companies, who signalled their intention to launch a production and integration centre for armoured vehicles in the UK as part of the programme. This would represent a significant commitment which would lead to long-lasting armoured vehicle capability in the UK.
The other of Artec’s parent companies, Krauss-MaffeiWegmann (KMW), already has a substantial UK manufacturing facility in Stockport, from where it designs, manufactures and supports complex military equipment as far afield as the US and Australia, as well as parts of Europe.
- The BOXER
Addressing the UK Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) Requirement
January 26, 2018
http://www.artec-boxer.com/fileadmin/do ... tprint.pdf
- Mechanised Infantry Vehicles (MIV)
https://www.generaldynamics.uk.com/solu ... icles/miv/
The Defence Equipment Plan 2017
31 January 2018
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... _Final.pdf
British Army: Mechanised Infantry Vehicle
http://www.doppeladler.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=4389
Future Rapid Effect System (nächster britischen Radpanzer)
http://www.doppeladler.com/forum/viewto ... 281&p=6946