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GTK Boxer A0 Gruppentransportfahrzeug
The German Army received the first series production vehicle of the Multirole Armoured Wheeled Vehicle (GTK) Boxer A0 Armored Personnel Carrier on 23 September 2009. At the beginning 125 APCs were ordered. The Boxer takes over missions currently performed by ageing M113 and Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs mission kit carriers. One of the main advantages of the Boxer family is the separation of the vehicle into driving and mission modules. This reduces production costs, improves tactical flexibility and simplifies logistics. Also, the development of future variants is simplified as only the mission module needs to be changed. The Germany Army Infantry School in Hammelburg received the first two GTK Boxer A0 Armored Personnel Carriers for pre-deployment training exercises of German ISAF troops on 19 November 2010. By now all GTK Boxer A0 APCs were upgraded to the A1 configuration. Depending on mission requirements the FLW 200 remote weapon station of 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. Furthermore most of the late remote weapon stations feature a 76mm smoke grenade discharger system with six launchers.
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