Rheinmetall-Textron to Build New Lynx KF41 Variant for US Army's Bradley Replacement

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Rheinmetall-Textron to Build New Lynx KF41 Variant for US Army's Bradley Replacement
Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Rheinmetall and Textron Systems will together build a new variant of the Lynx KF41 for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles is forming a US industry team that will consist of numerous leading US defense companies, including Raytheon Technologies, who are coming together as “Team Lynx.” Textron Systems will be a vital member of the team, bringing with it exceptional land systems technology development and production capabilities developed over decades as a major combat platform provider to the US armed forces.

The OMFV is considered to be a replacement for the Army's aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The OMFV remains on track to be fielded to both active and National Guard armored brigade combat teams starting in fiscal year 2028. About $4.6 billion is currently invested in the program from fiscal 2020-2026.

The Army wants OMFV with good survivability, mobility, growth, lethality, weight, logistics, transportability, manning, and training characteristics. It is seeking the option to pack two OMFVs in one C-17 aircraft.

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