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KMW offers BBM "Boxer" in Brazil

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TSAMTO, July 22. KMW do Brasil Sistemas de Defesa, on behalf of the ARTEC joint venture (formed by Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann), submitted to the Brazilian Military Command a proposal for the supply of the Boxer BBM with an 8x8 wheel formula, armed with 105-mm John Cockerill 3105 turrets (3000 series).

As reported by Infodefensa.com, the offer was made as part of the planned purchase of 93 to 226 new armored reconnaissance vehicles (VBC Cav-MSR 8x8) for the Brazilian Armed Forces.

Having established an enterprise in the locality of Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul) in 2010, the KMW do Brasil Sistemas de Defesa division gained a competitive advantage over other applicants. In addition, according to the developers, a proven project and a modular design that allows you to supply the "Boxer" in several versions make the car an attractive option for SV Brazil.

The aft module of the BBM "Boxer" can be replaced in 50 minutes by installing a new one, including those intended for the transportation of troops, medical evacuation, driver training or a 30-mm tower.

Currently, the company is fulfilling contracts for the maintenance of the Leopard-1A5 MBT, the Cheetah-1A2 self-propelled 35-mm ZAU and the corresponding simulators for the Brazilian SV. As noted, in the case of participation in the VBC Cav 8x8 project, production in Santa Maria will be expanded. If the tender is won, KMW do Brasil intends to invest in the organization of the assembly of armored vehicles on the basis of the enterprise, creating new jobs.

Developed by the Belgian company John Cockerill Defense, the two-seat Cockerill 3105 (C3105) turret is made of welded aluminum armor, equipped with a stabilized 105-mm rifled high-pressure cannon with a 12-16-round automatic loader and a paired 7.62-mm machine gun. The turret and gun guidance drives are electric, the range of gun guidance angles according to the angle of the place is from -10 to +42 degrees. The gun allows you to fire standard 105-mm NATO tank ammunition and launch anti-tank missiles (firing range up to 5 km).

The tower is equipped with stabilized day/night sights for the commander and the gunner, which allow shooting at targets in the hunter-killer mode at any time of the day, both on the spot and in motion.

The tower's protection meets the requirements of Stanag-4569 Level.5, it is possible to install PU smoke grenades, a system for detecting the location of the source of fire, etc.

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