Raytheon Rheinmetall Select Textron Provide Lynx KF41 IFV chassis
United States - Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems (a combination of Raytheon Company and Reinmetall Defense) chose Textron Systems as a factory providing chassis for infantry fighting vehicles, Lynx KF41 IFV.
The vehicle is offered as an OMFV (Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle) platform for the United States Army (US Army).
If the program is successful, Textron Systems will build a production line for the Lynx KF41 IFV chassis in Slidell, Louisiana.
It was said, Lynx KF41 IFV would become the future combat vehicle of the US Army that could protect its crew and be able to operate on the modern battlefield.
Scheduled, OMFV for the US Army can be put into use in 2026 to replace the role of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV).
Lynx KF-41 can accommodate 12 personnel consisting of three crew and eight troop personnel. This chain-wheeled vehicle can go up to speeds of 70 km / h and roaming power of 500 km.
The weaponry included a Lance 2.0 automatic caliber of 30-35 mm, a 7.62 mm caliber coaxial machine gun, and several weapons for close combat.
Meanwhile, Raytheon in this collaboration is tasked with providing weapons systems, active protection systems, cyber protection systems, the latest generation of thermal vision systems, to the Coyote mini unmanned aircraft system.