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German leadership takes closer look at Boxer CRV

German military leadership has taken a closer look at the combat capabilities of the Australian-made Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle during Exercise Talisman Sabre.

Chief of the German Army Lieutenant General Alfons Mais headed a German delegation visiting the Townsville Field Training Area, where about 210 German troops are taking part in Talisman Sabre for the first time.

Following a tour of the surrounding bush in the Army Boxer, he said getting used to the Australian conditions was one of the challenges for the German military personnel taking part in the exercise.

“The distances, the terrain, and the climate are completely different than in Central Europe,” Lieutenant General Mais said.

As well as experiencing the Australian conditions, he said one of the key objectives for the German personnel is to build relationships while on Talisman Sabre.

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