Norway-based OnTime Networks will supply Ethernet managed switches to Rheinmetall Defence Australia to support the Phase 2 development of LAND 400 Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles.
The company’s Cloudberry MIL CM-6200COMe Advanced Mission Management System is based on a modular open system architecture that allows the platform to be reconfigured for various aerospace and defense applications.
Oyvind Holmeide, CEO of OnTime Networks, who noted the selection by Rheinmetall as a landmark event for the company, said that for Rheinmetall’s CRV, the AMMS will be configured to serve as a video processing unit. The platform is designed to be capable of operating in extreme environments.
The VPU and Ethernet switches are set to be delivered between 2023 and 2026.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia is manufacturing the 8×8 Boxer armored transport vehicles for the Australian Army, beginning local production in Queensland in March.
It is expected to produce 211 Boxer vehicles under Phase 2 of the LAND 400 program.