The UK chooses the Boxer

Finally, the call for tenders will not last long. Less than a week after the announcement of a competition to choose the model of infantry fighting vehicle to equip the British Army, the British Ministry of Defense announced that his choice fell on the Boxer program, which the British left 12 years ago. After the Australians, it is therefore a new success for the VCI resulting from a cooperation between German and Dutch industry, and a disappointment for Nexter and its VBCI 2 which had been positively assessed a few years ago by the forces. British.

Clearly, French defense companies are struggling to export to Europe and, more generally, to all Western countries. Apart from the CAESAR self-propelled gun, which has had several successes (and this is the least of things as it is so efficient), and a few helicopter contracts, if the French equipment succeeds in satisfying the tests, they do not pass. the course of political decision. In this, the choice of Belgium to join the SCORPION program is exceptional and should be much more valued by the French authorities.

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