Land vehicles

Up close with the new Boxer vehicle variant armed with Brimstone missiles

The latest armoured Boxer vehicle variant, equipped with Brimstone precision-guided missiles, has been unveiled.

The British Army is set to buy 623 Boxers and the new Overwatch variant is fitted with eight of the missiles - able to hit enemy armour up to 12 miles away. 

It was unveiled at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics show in Bedfordshire.

Brimstone is best known as an air-to-ground missile but can also be surface fired.

Brimstone missiles have previously been used extensively by the RAF against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Also on display at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics show was a new mortar module for the Boxer, which is capable of firing both 120 and 81mm rounds.

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