BW – GTK Boxer A1 FüFzg

GTK Boxer FüFzg A1 (1)
GTK Boxer FüFzg A1 (2)
GTK Boxer FüFzg A1 (3)
GTK Boxer FüFzg A1 (4)

GTK Boxer A1 Führungsfahrzeug

The GTK Boxer A1 Command Vehicle, which was fielded with the Bundeswehr beginning in 2011, took over missions orginally performed by the Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs. The GTK Boxer Command Vehicle is used as a mobile command post or mobile tactical operations centre at the battalion level, as well as a command vehicle for infantry company commanders. Therefore, it is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art command, control and communications (C3) equipment. Overall, the Bundeswehr procured 65 GTK Boxer Command Vehicles. For this version the first vehicles fielded in 2011 also belonged to the A0 type. GTK Boxer A1 Command Vehicles fielded afterwards featured a 300mm platform for the FLW 200 RCWS, as well as the CG-12 ECM. Vehicles used in Afghanistan also received mine protection plates on the lower hull and in the wheel housings. The extensive communication equipment comprises two SEM 80/90 VHF voice radios, two SEM 93 VHF data and voice radios, a Tetrapol radio and a 400W HRM 7400 HF radio. Computer equipment for the FüInfoSysH command, control, communications and intelligence system consists of three workstations with Rocky III+ notebooks for operations on the move. If the vehicle is stationary, as many as four workstations may be used inside or outside. The notebook mounts can pivot, extend, retract and fold to the side when not in use. The battlefield tactical situation is displayed on the notebooks, but it can also be displayed on a high-resolution 40-inch screen mounted in the rear left of the mission module. On 28 June 2017 the manufacturer ARTEC received an order to upgrade 38 GTK Boxer Command Vehicles to A2 variants, a process that will be completed by mid-2020. This includes the mission kit “Fit-for” driver visualisation system installation kit, modification of the exhaust gas and cooling airflow, as well as repositioning of the tow cable and driver’s station for the driving module. The mission module will be equipped with a fire suppression system, a second control handle for the FLW 200 and additional components for the vehicle’s IT suite. Very likely the remaining 27 vehicles will be equipped with the new joint, network-capable radio system (SVFuA). The vehicle can be armed with a 12.7mm x 99 M2HB QCB machine gun or a Heckler & Koch 40mm x 53 automatic grenade launcher. Additionally a 76mm smoke grenade discharger system with six launchers is attached to the remote weapon station.

Crew: 5
Gross Vehicle Weight: 36,500kg
Military Load Classification: 43
Length: 8.10m
Width: 2.99m
Height with RWS: 3.39m
Ground Clearance: 0.5m
Grade: 60%
Slope: 30%

 

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Publication about the GTK Boxer

Publication about the GTK Boxer A0 / A1 / A2

Yearbook – Armoured Vehicles of the Modern German Army 2018

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