Anduril Industries has formed a strategic partnership with American Rheinmetall Vehicles in pursuit of the US Army’s Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program.
American Rheinmetall Vehicles has built a US industry team that consists of numerous US defense companies, including Textron Systems, Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies and Allison Transmission, who are collectively known as Team Lynx.
As the newest member of the team, Anduril will bring its experience in software development, mission autonomy, systems integration, and command and control; developed and deployed in support of National Defense priorities.
American Rheinmetall Vehicles leads Team Lynx in offering the Army a next-generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) solution for the OMFV program that features a mature platform with a purposeful, future-proof modular design that Team Lynx hopes will ensure overmatch today and for decades to come.
Anduril will support Team Lynx with customized command and control software for the Lynx OMFV that enables collaborative formation maneuver, and the detection, targeting, and engagement of threats for IFVs and future armored combat battalions.
“The partnership with Anduril brings to Team Lynx’s next-generation OMFV solution exceptional, additional innovations in software development, command and control, sensor integration, and counter UAS systems, further enabling the Lynx OMFV to provide operators capabilities not available anywhere else in the world,” said Matt Warnick, Managing Director at American Rheinmetall Vehicles. “Anduril brings energy, innovation and remarkable capability to the defense sector and truly delivers for its customers, especially in software development and data fusion, making it a superb partner to join Team Lynx in our work to deliver an unmatched, transformational IFV to the Army for the OMFV program.”
Anduril’s software, in alignment with Army IDEE software development process will have an agile based development and improvement plan, integration, and delivery cycles, enabling persistent modernization for IFVs to rapidly adapt to and defeat emerging time-sensitive threats.
“Software is at the core of the weapons and military systems of the future,” said Zach Mears, Head of Strategy, Anduril. “Anduril specializes in delivering advanced mission autonomy, enabling commanders and battle managers to command and control more lethal capability at the tactical edge. We are thrilled to join Team Lynx and will leverage our deep experience in artificial intelligence, mission autonomy, and sensor integration to significantly reduce the cognitive burden of the OMFV’s two soldier crew and provide them with next-generation tactical awareness, C2, and decisive lethality to dominate future battlefields.”
According to Team Lynx, the Lynx OMFV redefines the modern battlefield and enables the Army to satisfy its number two modernization priority, a next-generation combat vehicle with leading protection, mobility, growth, and lethality capabilities that should sustain overmatch for decades.
The Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), along with substantial growth potential in power, weight, and volume make the Lynx OMFV well prepared to confront the challenges of the future battlefield.