L3Harris Technologies and its Team Lynx partners, led by American Rheinmetall Vehicles (ARV), have won a contract to design and prototype the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.
L3Harris is providing digitally engineered mission systems that adhere to a modular and open-systems approach to lower lifecycle costs.
The systems enable battlefield awareness for faster identification and targeting capabilities, as well as secure, high-capacity communication systems and data links to improve command and control for collaborative targeting.
The vehicle, now the XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle, will replace the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and is said to be the Army’s first ground combat vehicle designed using modern, digital engineering tools and techniques.
The XM30 is part of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle initiative, one of the Army’s top six development and modernization priorities.
The Lynx team also includes Textron Systems, Raytheon, Allison Transmission and Anduril Industries, and will produce a design, then build and test prototypes to increase mobility, lethality and safety for future warfighters. The Army awarded contracts with a value in excess of $700 million to two groups with a final contract expected in 2027.
“We welcome the opportunity to continue working with our partners to produce the most advanced and most secure vehicles for our warfighters,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “We are developing innovative technologies that will pave the way for future battlefield dominance. This includes a vehicle with superior protection, unsurpassed firepower and unbeatable mobility that features L3Harris third-generation sights to identify threats better and earlier.”