STATEMENT: RBSL awards subcontract to HUBER SUHNER for Boxer MIV wiring harnesses

A multi-million pound subcontract has been awarded to HUBER SUHNER to supply low frequency and radio frequency cable harnesses for the British Army's Boxer MIV programme.

STATEMENT: RBSL awards subcontract to HUBER SUHNER for Boxer MIV wiring harnesses

A multi-million pound subcontract has been awarded to HUBER SUHNER to supply low frequency and radio frequency cable harnesses for the British Army's Boxer MIV programme.

HERISAU, Switzerland, Sept. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The contract ensures that Boxer vehicles will be equipped with wiring harnesses that will provide safe, reliable and mission-critical operation for British Army Boxer crews.

With a global presence in 80 countries, HUBER SUHNER will carry out the work at its Oxfordshire and Staffordshire sites, to secure qualified UK manufacturing functions for the Boxer programme.

The contract will also support growth, including the hiring of additional positions in engineering and operations, with further hiring anticipated in the coming years.

HUBER SUHNER will deliver the first batch of cables in the third quarter of 2023, providing a range of common electrical parts as well as specific cables to meet the most stringent performance requirements of the UK Ministry of Defence.

Reto Bolt, COO of the industrial segment at HUBER SUHNER said: "We are very proud to play an integral role in this project. Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities in wired connectivity over the past 50 years have been the foundation of our success.

“The Boxer UK contract will help us expand capabilities and resources at our UK facilities over the next eight years to support this project, generating both a better-skilled workforce and additional manufacturing jobs in the UK.”

Colin McClean, director of RBSL added: "This contract is the latest in a series of UK supplier contracts awarded by RBSL for Boxer, ensuring the program benefits from the best of British engineering and manufacturing and, At the same time, maintain valuable skills across the country.

"We are very pleased to welcome HUBER SUHNER to the team and look forward to working with them as the program progresses."

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)

RBSL is a UK-based joint venture between Rheinmetall and BAE Systems. RBSL has a long-standing relationship with the British Army and has designed and delivered many of the Army's existing combat vehicles under different trade names.

RBSL continues to provide in-service support to the British Army's vehicle fleets and, in addition to the Challenger 3 programme, is a leading manufacturer of the Boxer armored fighting vehicle under the Ministry of Defence's mechanized infantry vehicle programme. United.

HUBER SUHNER AG

The globally active Swiss company HUBER SUHNER develops and produces system components and solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. The company serves the three main markets of Industry, Communications and Transportation with applications of the three technologies of radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency. HUBER SUHNER products stand out for their excellent performance, quality, reliability and long service life, even in the most demanding conditions. Through a global production network, combined with subsidiaries and representatives in more than 80 countries, the company is close to its customers around the world.

The MIV program

The £2.3bn Mechanized Infantry Vehicle (MIV) overall contract was announced in November 2019 between the UK Ministry of Defense and ARTEC, a joint venture between Rheinmetall Landsysteme, Rheinmetall Defense Nederland B.V and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. The contract will deliver more than 600 Boxer vehicles to the British Army.

Vehicle production is outsourced equally between RBSL and KNDS. The companies will undertake the manufacturing of the armored vehicle structures along with assembly, integration and testing of the complete vehicles at their respective facilities in Telford and Stockport, with support from the UK supply chain.

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