Australia to produce 100 heavy weapon carrier vehicles for Germany

Completing a significant transaction involving delivering Boxer heavy weapon carrier vehicles to the German Army is one step closer, thanks to Australia’s progress.

Pat Conroy, the Minister for Defence Industry in Australia, and Thomas Hitschler, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence in Germany, have signed a Letter of Cooperation to begin formal negotiations to produce the vehicles in Queensland for export to Germany. The cars will be made in Queensland.

By the terms of the agreement, Rheinmetall will produce more than one hundred Boxers at its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence located in Brisbane.

Mr Conroy stated that the government was “enthusiastic about the idea of Boxers for the German Army being constructed in Brisbane, utilising suppliers from across Australia.” “as a potential part of one of the most significant contracts for the export of defence goods from Australia.

“We are eager to sell this world-leading capability to a security partner who is regarded and respected, and we want to further improve the relationship between our two countries in defence,” “Mr Conroy said.

The Department of Defense will now take the next step and formally negotiate with the German Ministry of Defense and Rheinmetall to establish proper legal and commercial arrangements.

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