MILLBROOK, UK 12 July 2023 - The OCCAR Deputy Director, Mr Denis Lizandier, and members of the BOXER Programme Division travelled to Millbrook, United Kingdom (UK), the site of a dedicated automotive testing facility in the South East of the UK. The OCCAR delegation joined a number of senior representatives from across the UK Ministry of Defence, the British Army and Industry to jointly celebrate the important Programme Milestone of UK BOXER vehicles commencing industry trials and to observe the impressive performance of the BOXER vehicle on the test track.
The OCCAR Deputy Director and BOXER Programme Manager, Ms Alexandra Alonzi, were invited to address the audience, which included the DE&S Chief Executive Officer Mr Andy Start, the DE&S Director General Land Mr Chris Bushell and the British Army Senior Responsible Owner Mr Martyn Williams. This event is an important step towards UK BOXER entering into service and Major General Darren Crook, Director Land Equipment within DE&S, said: “This has been a memorable, hard-won, and well-deserved day. There have been some hard yards on the journey and some difficult moments, but we've overcome adversity through the selflessness of our people, the dedication of our collective teams, and purposeful collaboration between OCCAR, Industry, DE&S, and the British Army. Today is a significant milestone and a proud day for the Boxer programme.