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LYNX IFV for US Army?

LYNX IFV with a protective hull, counter-IED & LANCE 2.0 turret

Today’s complex, increasingly unpredictable military operations call for an entirely new vehicle concept, one that can adapt to the shifting imperatives of the 21st century battlespace.

Combining the best of American and German engineering, Raytheon and Rheinmetall, respectively, have joined forces to meet the US Army’s requirement for a Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV).

Bringing the LYNX Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to AUSA 2018, Ben Hudson, Head of Rheinmetall Defence Vehicle Systems, talks of a “high interest” for the US Army’s NGCV programme. Rheinmetall has found a high-profile partner in Raytheon to bring this vehicle to the US, participating in the NGCV programme to replace the BRADLEY IFV with an Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

Equipped with Raytheon weapons, sensors and system integration expertise, LYNX will be able to provide an advanced, modular and combat-ready solution — and gives soldiers a decisive advantage for decades to come.

The IFV delivers up to the highest STANAG ballistic and mine protection to survive against modern conventional and asymmetric threats, has a 37-55-ton adaptable, reconfigurable design with great volume under armour, allows up to nine dismounts and has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio across all weight configurations. The next-generation turret (up to 50mm cannon), hunterkiller, killer-killer, remotely controlled weapon station, dual multi-mission pods, fully integrated situational awareness sensor suite, gives this vehicle great lethality.

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