The Undersecretary of State in the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Christophe van der Maat, has informed the Dutch Parliament about the Joint Electronic Attack project. According to this project, the severely outdated and no longer serviceable Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, which are currently integrated with FUCHS armoured transport vehicles, are to be replaced by technology. The new digitised systems are to be used nationally and internationally for military purposes and also to support civilian authorities.
The Joint Electronic Attack project consists of two sub-projects. On the one hand, the EW systems will be renewed and expanded for new tasks in the area of Cyber Electro-Magnetic Activities (CEMA). Secondly, BOXER armoured transport vehicles are to be procured as mobility platforms.
The project budget for investments and operating costs amounts to between €100 and 250M, van der Maat said. Of this, €75 to 150M are earmarked for the mobility sub-project. This suggests an order volume of 15 to 30 BOXER vehicles.
The Defence Materiel Organisation is to be commissioned with the implementation of the project. After the start of the project in the course of this year, the vehicles with integrated EW equipment are to be delivered from 2027. The project is scheduled to complete in 2028.