Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Driving ban for Boxer 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

via Netherlands Ministry of Defense.
Defense immediately imposes a driving ban for the Boxer armored wheeled vehicle. This is done on the advice of the manufacturer. There are problems with the fuse on the upper hatch. Work is now being done on an (interim) solution in consultation with the maker.

A few weeks ago, the 197 Boxers at home and abroad already stepped aside. Even then, the measure concerned problems with the locking mechanism of the hatches.

On the public road, the Boxer must drive with the top hatch open. This is necessary to have a good view of the surroundings while driving.

Commanders may decide to use the Boxer during operations, after careful risk analysis. This means that the Boxers can be deployed during a bet.
A minor issue.  Hardly a show stopper.

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