OCCAR project Boxer
According to a press relase by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), at a ceremony in Munich, KMW and Rheinmetall Defence transferred the first serially produced Boxer to the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matiére d’Armement (OCCAR), which is administering the Boxer project, and Germany’s Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB). OCCAR was established to enabling a strengthening of the competitiveness of European defence technological and the industrial base. According to Article 7of its Convention OCCAR shall coordinate, control and implement those armament programmes that are assigned to it by Member States, and coordinate and promote joint activities for the future, thereby improving the effectiveness of project management in collaborative projects, in terms of cost, schedule and performance. The Boxer project can be deemed a success whereby the A400M project, also management by OCCAR, remains troublesome.