ARTEC GmbH, a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, has delivered the last of the GTK Boxer armored transport vehicles to representatives of the German Federal procurement agency (BAAINBw) and the Ministry of Defense.
The contract for the second batch of GTK Boxer vehicles, which concluded in December 2015, comprised 131 GTK Boxers and was worth €478 million. All the experience gained with modifications from the successful Afghanistan mission have been incorporated into this A2 version of the GTK Boxer.
Altogether, the two companies have delivered 405 Boxer vehicles to the Bundeswehr. Among them were 72 Boxers in the ambulance variant, 65 command vehicles, and 256 infantry group vehicles.
The combat upgrade commissioned by the Bundeswehr in 2017 provides for all Boxer vehicles, including those from the first batch, to be adapted to the A2 design standard. In February 2021, the corresponding upgrade of a second batch of GTK Boxer command vehicles to the A2 standard was contracted, so that from 2024 the entire fleet of 65 German Boxer command vehicles will be available at the latest level.