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Rheinmetall presented the Brimstone Boxer Vehicle equipped with missiles

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Ltd (RBSL). promulgated demonstrator of the Boxer concept vehicle equipped with Brimstone missiles for the British Army.

Boxer Overwatch was developed in collaboration with MBDA for the British Army’s requirements for Overwatch’s Mounted Close Combat (MCCO) capabilities.

MCCO is one of the four aspects of the Army Battle Group Organic Anti-Armour a project to increase combat capability due to the modernization of weapons.

Overwatch opportunity

Boxer Overwatch provides “protection for maneuver and attacking forces” or can “operate as screening to disrupt attacking forces,” the RBSL wrote.

According to RBSL, the integration of the ground missile required no modification to the vehicle’s chassis, allowing it to retain its mobility.

Brimstone is compatible with a variety of platforms, including ground vehicles, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and naval platforms.

Boxer Overwatch Mod. Image: Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land

Brimstone addition

The missile’s ability to stay outside line of sight means it doesn’t need to be mounted on a turret to hit a target.

The system has a salvo launch and all-weather fire-and-forget capability for simultaneous engagement of multiple targets up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) away.

Moreover, the missile’s dual-mode homing system allows it to engage a specific target “with low collateral damage in limited-defeat scenarios,” the company claims.

Managing Director, RBSL Colin McClean said the vehicle “reemphasizes the benefits of Boxer’s modularity and superior digital platform architecture that allows integration of multiple mission systems. I look forward to delivering this capability to British soldiers very quickly.”

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/09/23/rheinmetall-brimstone-missile-boxer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rheinmetall-brimstone-missile-boxer Rheinmetall presented the Brimstone Boxer Vehicle equipped with missiles

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