ARTEC GmbH, Germany, was founded in 1999 and is a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V.
ARTEC is responsible for the Boxer development programme for the German and Dutch armies, acting as the prime contractor. Furthermore, ARTEC is in charge of the co-ordination of serial production.
The Boxer armoured transport vehicle is a highly mobile, state-of-the-art wheeled vehicle whose modular design permits a wide variety of mission-specific configurations. Consisting of a uniform drive module, the Boxer vehicle family's user-specific mission modules can be quickly exchanged. A number of mission variants are currently under development, including a troop carrier for transporting an infantry section, a field ambulance, a combat engineering section vehicle, C4I and C2 command vehicles, a logistics vehicle and a battlefield maintenance vehicle.
ARTEC’s main tasks for the Boxer programme include:
- Programme Management
- Systems Engineering
- Configuration Management
- ILS Management
- Contract Administration