Rheinmetall has unveiled the Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV) at an event at the organisation’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, Australia.
Rheinmetall Managing Director, Gary Stewart, said that the Lynx CSV is the most sophisticated and capable armored vehicle made in Australia, and based on a version of the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV).
“The Lynx CSV was designed by Australian engineers and manufactured at MILVEHCOE using Australian steel and our industry network of more than 100 partners. It is uniquely Australian as a ‘work horse’ vehicle, even taking on the distinct function of a ute.”
The Lynx CSV offers significant flexibility in how soldiers operate in the field, the type of equipment they can carry, and the combat support roles they can perform.
The commonality between the Lynx CSV and Lynx IFV provides efficiencies and ease of use for armed forces around the world. Together, the two variants expand the Lynx family of vehicles and provide options for up to ten variants thanks to Lynx’s modular design.
The Lynx CSV features additional onboard fuel capacity to support the refuelling of other vehicles in the field; a roof top mounted crane capable of lifting more than five tonnes; an interchangeable power pack; and excavation attachments including a clam shell bucket and rock breaker.
The modular remote weapon station can be configured with a range of weapons and ammunition from 7.62mm, 12.7mm up to 40mm grenade.
“The Lynx CSV is a game-changer for armies and would enable soldiers to complete a range of missions while fully protected,” added Stewart.
“With the CSV, soldiers can perform recovery, repair, maneuver support and support logistics using a vehicle with similarities to the existing Lynx IFV.
“The Lynx CSV will be positioned for export from Australia to allied armed forces.”