Rheinmetall has received a build and export contract for the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) Test Chassis to the U.S. from its factory in Queensland, Australia.
Rheinmetall Defense Australia Managing Director, Gary Stewart, said, “This is a landmark for Rheinmetall and Australia with the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle test chassis to be manufactured at the state-of-the-art Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) at Redbank, Queensland and importantly, contributes to the Federal Government’s objectives as set out in the Australian Defense Export Strategy.”
“The Australian manufactured Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle Chassis is a test rig destined for Rheinmetall’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) campaign to showcase advanced automotive capabilities in the Lynx platform.”
The delivery will support Rheinmetall’s global Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) activities and the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Bradley fighting vehicle replacement program.
Australian export opportunities for Rheinmetall increased with this latest contract and provided flow on for Australian Industry Capability (AIC) partners that contribute to the Lynx IFV.
“Lynx is a next generation fighting vehicle with unmatched protection and lethality. Rheinmetall has developed a next generation electronic architecture to ensure onboard sensors, systems and effectors are able to be networked into Defence’s broader network architecture,” Stewart added. “The new test vehicle will demonstrate advanced features of mobility.”