Australia, Germany sign $1bn Boxer export deal
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that Australia and Germany have signed an “in-principle” agreement for the delivery of 100 Brisbane-made Boxer heavy weapon carrier vehicles to the German Bundeswehr.
Speaking ahead of the signing in Germany, the Prime Minister explained the deal “will be one of our largest ever exports” and will be built out of Rheinmetall’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Queensland’s Redbank.
“The defence relationship between Australia and Germany is growing significantly and we are excited about this in-principle agreement for Rheinmetall to build Boxers for the German Army in Brisbane,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles said.
“This is a significant investment for our local defence industry; securing local jobs and contributing to Australia’s economic growth.
“I look forward to seeing this significant deal between our two countries continue to progress.”