Mobile, versatile, agile
From 31 May to 2 June 2017, Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at IDET 2017 in Brno, Czechia. Highly protected yet agile, these tracked armoured fighting vehicles have a versatile array of capabilities ranging from peace enforcement operations to high-intensity combat.
Developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme, this combat vehicle family comes in two different versions: The KF 31 and KF 41 (tracked vehicle with respective military weight class) both can be configured in a multitude of ways – e.g. as infantry fighting vehicle, armoured reconnaissance, forward observer, command post, ambulance, armoured engineering, or recovery variant.
Configured as an IFV, the KF 31 is on display at the stand of Rheinmetall in hall P039, featuring a two-man LANCE turret armed with a medium-calibre, airburst-capable Rheinmetall MK30-2/ABM machine cannon, which serves as the vehicle’s main armament. In addition to this, it is equipped with a double launcher for the Rafael SPIKE anti-tank guided missile.
Rheinmetall has already integrated Czech contractors – RayService and Quittner & Schmiek – into its production and supply chain for defence projects. In addition, Rheinmetall is eager to expand cooperation with Czech enterprises in both the public and private sector. Initial talks have already taken place and agreements reached with VOP CZ.
Rheinmetall is very interested in cooperating with the Czech government, military and industry in implementing the BMP-2 successor programme as well as other projects, fully in line with the Czech Republic’s defence and economic policy imperatives.