The Boxer armoured vehicle gets put through its paces in this throwback look to 2019 Army Combat Power Demonstration (ACPD) that took place on Salisbury Plain in Oct 2019. It was set in and around Copehill Down Village – the Army’s primary urban combat training facility – and showcased a variety of the Army’s most modern capabilities. Innovation and technology featured prominently with drones, cyber, artificial intelligence all on show, and Army subject matter experts on hand to explain how these capabilities contribute to the Army’s world-class status.
Highlights included the audience being immersed in a simulated attack on the village by Challenger 2 tanks, Warrior AFVs, Engineers and attack helicopters and then a hostage rescue by dismounted infantry and military working dogs. In addition to meeting soldiers and seeing the latest in-service equipment, visitors saw the next generation of armoured vehicles with both Ajax and Boxer (pictured) providing an insight into what the Army’s Strike capability will look like.
A programme to supply the British Army with a new fleet of eight-wheeled armoured vehicles has taken a major step forward, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced at one of the world’s leading land equipment events. The Army intends to make an initial purchase of over 500 Boxer vehicles, and the Defence Minister has today announced that British suppliers have been given the green light to bring forward concrete plans for the project, which is set to support at least 1,000 UK jobs.
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