Boxer is hoped to have achieved initial operating capability by 2025.
Boxer is an armoured fighting vehicle designed by an international consortium to accomplish a number of operations through the use of installable mission modules. You can read more about the specifics here.
Kevan Jones , MP for North Durham, asked in a Parliamentary written question:
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for Boxer to reach full operating capability.”
Jeremy Quin, Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence, responded:
“The first production vehicles are forecast to enter trials and training in 2023 for an initial operating capability by 2025 which we are working to accelerate. We are now aiming for full operating capability by 2030 bringing this forward from 2032 by accelerating the programme.”
This comes after the Defence Command Paper, titled ‘Defence in a Competitive Age‘, effectively scrapped the Warrior armoured vehicle.
“We will no longer upgrade Warrior but it will remain in service until replaced by Boxer, which we expect to happen by the middle of this decade.”
In 2020, the House of Commons Defence Select Committee described the project as running over three years late and £227 million over budget. A total of £430m has been spent so far.
Boxer will replace Warrior.