Slovenia has signed a contract for the delivery of 45 Boxer 8 x 8 armoured wheeled vehicles in four different variants.
The total cost of the order amounts to EUR 281.5 million and delivery of the Boxer vehicles is scheduled to begin in 2024 and be completed in 2026.
NATO and EU member Slovenia will now be the sixth operator of the Boxer vehicle.
Slovenian Defence minister Matej Tonin, signed the Memorandum of Understanding to the Boxer Programme in the framework of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) this afternoon in Munich with the director of OCCAR, Matteo Bisceglio.
Minister Tonin has stressed that by signing the memorandum, we have finally come to the point where we should have been 15 years ago. “Slovenia will receive top vehicles that will be used for national and collective defence in the scope of NATO”, said the minister.
The Slovenian Ministry of Defence plans to purchase 45 Boxer vehicles with a 30 mm cannon, for which they received an offer from OCCAR which also includes logistics support, spare parts, special tools and test equipment, system integration, tests, training, documentation, development, and project management.
The contract is estimated at EUR 281,500,000 excluding VAT and is divided into:
- 45 BKV 8×8 (vehicles with an installed armament station and equipment): EUR 238,778,200 excluding VAT;
- the basic logistics package (documentation, training, spare parts package, main tools, and test equipment): EUR 23,474,560 excluding VAT;
- development and project management costs: EUR 19,247,240 excluding VAT.
The BOXER is a highly protected 8×8 wheeled vehicle. Its modular architecture allows a diversity of variants like no other vehicle system.
So far, approximately 1,500 vehicles in twenty different versions are under contract in the four NATO member states Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. NATO partner state Australia has opted for the BOXER as well.