Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems submits bid for U.S. Army combat vehicle competition

Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems, a joint venture formed by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Rheinmetall Defence, has submitted its bid for the U.S. Army’s new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, program.

The team will offer the next-generation Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Lynx is a next-generation, tracked armored fighting vehicle designed to address the critical challenges of the future battlefield. The vehicle provides ample growth capacity to support new technologies over its lifetime, and features lower life-cycle costs.

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“U.S. Army soldiers deserve the best possible fighting vehicle when they go into battle and that’s exactly what this team is offering,” said Sam Deneke, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. “Lynx provides unparalleled troop protection and features advanced technology that will keep our men and women in uniform ahead of the threat.”

Scheduled for fielding in 2026, the OMFV is expected to replace the Bradley fighting vehicle.

“Our team has spent the last year assembling a U.S. supply chain to ensure that Lynx will be built in America by American workers,” said Ben Hudson, global head of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems division. “This next-generation combat vehicle will help save lives on the battlefield and further bolster the U.S. industrial base – now that’s a win-win.”

Raytheon technology earmarked for the Lynx includes the company’s advanced weapons, Active Protection System, third-generation thermal sights, Coyote® unmanned aircraft system and cyber protection.

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