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Jack Richardson

The first official sub-contract for a UK company involved in the production of the MoD’s new BOXER Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme, has been awarded by a member of the ARTEC consortium to WFEL, a nominated Tier One supplier in the project. The contract covers the transfer of manufacturing technology from Germany to the UK for the Drive Modules for the BOXER Infantry Carrier, Special Carrier and Ambulance variants and marks a significant milestone after many months of planning, preparation and consultation following the signing late in 2019 of the £2.3bn contract between the UK MoD and the ARTEC consortium, for the delivery of over 500 BOXER vehicles to the British Army.

BOXER is a state-of-the-art wheeled armoured vehicle that offers outstanding mobility and protection while it is battle-proven and in service across NATO, followed by Australia’s recent selection. It will form an integral part of the British Army’s new Strike Brigade capabilities, with a service life of over 30 years.  WFEL will play a significant role in delivering the completed Boxer vehicles to the British Army and is undergoing substantial investment in an advanced manufacturing facility at its North West base to ensure compliance with the stringent manufacturing requirements of these vehicles. The UK MoD is already a long-standing customer of WFEL, having been a user of its rapidly deployable MGB Medium Girder Bridge systems for many years.