Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance
Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance

Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance

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The Boxer ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) ambulance is an eight-wheeled multi-purpose vehicle used by the 13th Motorised Brigade of the Royal Netherlands Army as a battlefield ambulance. It can accommodate seven casualties that are seated or three lying down on stretchers, or one of the following combinations: three seated and two lying down, or four seated and a single casualty lying down. The Boxer ATV is a battlefield ambulance and is not equipped to respond to urban or civilian incidents due to its size and weight.

Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance
Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance

The German and Dutch Boxer ambulance variant utilises a mission module with a raised roofline providing an internal height of 1.85 m and volume of 17.5 m3 to accommodate the increased equipment used in an ambulance vehicle. The Dutch vehicle, a medical evacuation vehicle, differs from the German medical treatment vehicle. In Dutch service the Boxer ambulance replaced the YPR-765 prgwt variant of the AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) casualty transport. The Royal Netherlands Army ordered 52 ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) ambulance modules.

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Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance
Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance

The Boxer is a multirole armoured fighting vehicle designed by an international consortium to accomplish a number of operations through the use of installable mission modules. The Boxer vehicle is produced by the ARTEC GmbH industrial group, and the programme is being managed by OCCAR . ARTEC GmbH is based in Munich; its parent companies are Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles GmbH on the German side, and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V. for the Netherlands. Overall, Rheinmetall has a 64% stake in the joint venture.

Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance
Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance

The Netherlands confirmed in the autumn of 2006 the procurement of 200 Boxers, these to replace the M577 and the support variants of the YPR-765 in the Royal Netherlands Army. Within the RNLA the baseline Boxer is called the Pantserwielvoertuig (PWV). The last Dutch Boxer was produced in July 2018. Variant breakdown following a 2016 contract modification was 12 cargo, 92 engineer (subsequently converted 12 of the 92 to Battle Damage Repair (BDR) configuration), 36 command post, 8 driver training, 52 ambulance.

Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance
Royal Netherlands Army Boxer ATV Ambulance
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