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Algeria will reportedly produce Boxer vehicles under license
Written by defenceWeb -
7th May 2019

A Boxer vehicle.

Algeria looks set to start producing Boxer infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) under license from next year, alongside Fuchs-2 armoured vehicles.

A Boxer took part in manoeuvres on 2 May in the east of the country, with the type about to be put into license production, reports Mena Defense, with production to start in 2020 at the same site as where Fuchs-2 vehicles are manufactured (in 2014 Algeria signed a 2.7 billion euro deal for the production of 980 Fuchs-2 vehicles and is believed to have ordered components for additional vehiclees). Armoured steel and other components will be imported and assembled in Algeria.

A Boxer vehicle was seen in January 2018 during a parade at the Blida logistics base that was attended by military Chief of Staff Ahmed Gaid Salah.

It has been speculated that the Boxer will replace the Algerian military’s BTR 60 and BTR 80 vehicles.

The 8×8 Boxer, manufactured by Rheinmetall, has been designed as a modular vehicle that is able to carry out a wide array of different roles, with interchangeable mission modules. These include ambulance, armoured personnel carrier, cargo, battle damage repair, engineering, and infantry fighting vehicle. Options include a 155 mm gun, unmanned turret, Lance cannon turret, high energy laser and anti-aircraft weapons. The vehicle weights between 24 000 and 38 000 kg, depending on configuration.

The Boxer can withstand anti-personnel and ant-tank mines under the wheels or sides and can apparently withstand 14.5 mm armour piercing ammunition. A 720 hp MTU diesel engine drives an automatic transmission, giving a top speed of around 100 km/h and range of over 1 000 km.
Algeria is a major customer for German military hardware, and this includes two Meko A200 frigates ordered from Thyssen-Krupp in 2012 and SUVs and trucks from Daimler. Many of these vehicles are manufactured locally by the Algerian Company of Vehicle Manufacturing (SPA SAFAV-Tiaret) and include Mercedes Benz G class and Sprinter models for the Algerian defence, national security and justice ministries. Algeria also produces Mercedes Zetros, Actros, Unimog, Ategor and Axor vehicles.

 

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Algerian contracted for 6 Project 20382 Tigr corvettes, with all to be built in Russian shipyards. Algerian Navy wants to have their equipped with an A190 naval gun, 8 Kh-35 Uran Anti-ship missile, 2 Kashtan CIWS, 2 Paket-NK launchers, 2 DP-65 grenade launchers, a 12 system VLS for the 9M96 Missile, 1 Gibka system for 16 Igla missiles and 2 MTPU machine guns
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Is it just a verbal interest or there has been some sort of talk with Russia?
verbal interest so far, but an AWACs acquirement has always been plan for our large airspace. however, some say Russia may sale us 4 newly built A-50Us instead, but I think we would acquire the Ukrainian An-148 AEWC instead of the A-50U.
 

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The UAE developed a based version of the Gaz-Tiger under the name Nimr which Algeria does operate but not sure if Kornet can be mounted on the vehicle or not. Can you please confirm.
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I don't think this model can be. but I would not be surprised to see if we end up modifying some, considering we are replacing our former Kornet carriers, which are former Brit built Land Rover Defenders
 

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verbal interest so far, but an AWACs acquirement has always been plan for our large airspace. however, some say Russia may sale us 4 newly built A-50Us instead, but I think we would acquire the Ukrainian An-148 AEWC instead of the A-50U.
So Algeria does not operate any awacs at all? A country the size of Algeria should have at least 2.
 

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So Algeria does not operate any awacs at all? A country the size of Algeria should have at least 2.
brother we are undergoing quite a major modernization process. AWAC is a major priority for the air force right now, which is eyeing 4 A-100 or An-148 AWAC but Russia also proposed 4 newly built A-50U. I will discuss some of our major projects later. I may start a new forum for it
 

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that's quite the procurement you guys been doing. are you guys buying equipment from China to improve your capabilities or just political purchasing to keep them from going to Morocco?
 

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that's quite the procurement you guys been doing. are you guys buying equipment from China to improve your capabilities or just political purchasing to keep them from going to Morocco?
I think Algeria sole objective is to militarize itself without looking at Morocco. Algeria defense budget speaks for itself. Though Morocco does have quite modernize armed forces but still lacking here and there.
 
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