Rheinmetall has unveiled the first of three Lynx KF41s designed, manufactured and manufactured for the Commonwealth of Australia’s € 11.1 billion Land 400 Phase 3 program. It is a highly protected, digitized, next-generation infantry combat vehicle that meets the stringent military requirements of this program. The Australian Army needs a new IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) for hand-to-hand combat to defeat an enemy in the most dangerous and deadly environments for soldiers. Rheinmetall is delivering each of these Lynxs to take part in tests and evaluation as part of the RMA (Risk Mitigation Activity) campaign, which is to be carried out in Australia over a period of 12 months.
If successful, the Lynx will be built in Queensland in Rheinmetall’s new Military Vehicle Center of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, South West Brisbane. The RMA tests encompass a variety of tests including lethality, mobility, and protection. The featured vehicle will be the focus of explosion testing in a dedicated Commonwealth facility in the coming months. The Lynx was unveiled at a closed ceremony with selected Australian industrial partners at MILVEHCOE. Each of the vehicles delivered for the RMA will contain a significant amount of Australian industry content, and local Rheinmetall offering partners for Land 400 Phase 3 will be announced shortly.
According to Gary Stewart, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defense Australia, the ?? Lynx ?? It is designed to be positioned at an ideal level of maturity when Australia needs it to go into operation and will have a growth path to expand those capabilities over its forty year lifespan. The Lynx was selected by the Hungarian Army to deliver more than 200 units in the vehicle’s first order start order worldwide. Rheinmetall Defense Australia will export towers made in Australia worth 92 million euros and will soon announce further export orders for the Hungarian program, including for small and medium-sized companies from Oceania. Rheinmetall will deliver 211 8×8 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to the Australian Army after it was selected by the Commonwealth after twelve months of RMA testing by ADF (Australian Defense Force) employees in 2016-17.
The company is building a local military vehicle design, development and manufacturing capacity in Australia, creating enduring high-tech jobs for hundreds of people by gaining design and manufacturing expertise in electro-optics and weapon systems. , Fire control and sensor systems, tower production, variant construction and production, integration, tank systems, simulation, training and fleet maintenance. The design, development and manufacture of the ?? Lynx ?? In Australia, the ADF will build on advanced manufacturing work in our new MILVEHCOE as well as a strong industrial network of local small and medium-sized businesses, Stewart said. Both the Boxer and the Lynx are modular and can be divided into two parts, with a mission module located in a common line module.
In this way, mission modules can be adapted to operational requirements, thereby reducing the lifetime costs for the introduction of new technologies and ongoing fleet management. Rheinmetall has all the important advantages of ?? Boxer ?? and has made sure they are part of the “Lynx KF41” package, Stewart said. Our partnership with the Army and the Commonwealth to deliver the boxer. for the ?? Land 400 phase 2 ?? offers the opportunity to develop a fully armored force for the ADF, he concluded.
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