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Boxer Vehicles: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 10209, tabled on 4 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Boxer variant for the infantry ordered to replace Warrior is classified as an (a) Armoured Fighting Vehicle or (b) Armoured Personnel Carrier.

Answered on

9 June 2021

Boxer is an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), which is a sub-category of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).

AFVs are defined as “Land platforms designed to conduct mounted close combat”. These include: Main Battle Tanks (MBTs, such as Challenger 2), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs, such as Warrior), Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs, such as Boxer) and reconnaissance vehicles that operate in the Forward Edge of the Battle Area (Ajax).

Boxer is not directly replacing the Warrior IFV but will be part of a new networked combat system of systems operating concept.

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