In November 2019, ARTEC (a joint venture between two German companies, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall) signed a £2.3bn contract to deliver 500+ Boxer vehicles to the British Army. The vehicles will be manufactured in the UK.
WFEL has been selected as the KMW UK footprint for the Boxer Programme and will deliver an outstanding level of UK local content. WFEL will undertake the fabrication of the armoured vehicle structures together with the assembly, integration and test of the complete vehicles at our newly constructed state-of-the-art Boxer armoured vehicle manufacturing facility in Stockport.
This Boxer vehicle contract will create and sustain jobs at WFEL, as well as a vibrant national supply chain, protecting sovereign engineering and manufacturing skills and ensuring that the Boxer vehicles remain supported through their 30-year operational life.
Boxer is a state-of-the-art wheeled armoured vehicle with outstanding mobility and protection features. Its design allows for any Mission Module configuration with a payload of up to circa 15 tonnes. So far, more than 800 vehicles in various configurations have been supplied to, or ordered by, three NATO nations – Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania – as well as Australia.
We have a number of job opportunities available as part of this exciting new UK armoured vehicle programme. More details can be found on our Careers page:
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