American Rheinmetall Brings Subsequent-Era Applied sciences that meet the U.S. Military’s Highest Precedence Modernization Challenges, Now. The AUSA Annual Assembly & Exposition takes place in Washington, DC from 10-12 October. This yr’s motto is “Constructing the Military of 2030”. American Rheinmetall Automobiles and the distinctive U.S. protection firms of Workforce Lynx – Textron Techniques, Raytheon Applied sciences, L3Harris Applied sciences, Allison Transmission, and Anduril Industries, are designing a transformational next-gen infantry combating automobile – The Lynx OMFV – for the Military’s Optionally Manned Combating Automobile (OMFV) Program. That includes a US-designed new, deadly, unmanned 50mm turret with third GEN FLIR, a extremely maneuverable and highly effective right-sized chassis, superior on-board safety methods together with energetic safety, and an open methods structure, making certain overmatch as we speak and overmatch tomorrow.

In October 2018, Rheinmetall introduced a teaming with Raytheon to suggest the Lynx KF41 to the U.S. Military in reply to its creating Subsequent-Era Fight Automobile program, this slated to switch the Bradley Combating Automobiles and different present platforms. This program, now generally known as the Optionally Manned Combating Automobile (OMPV) program, was halted on 16 January 2020. The U.S. acknowledged it was cancelling the OMFV prototyping competitors with a purpose to revisit the necessities and acquisition timeline. After revamping the OMFV competitors the military moved forward with a brand new plan that now has 5 firms – American Rheinmetall Automobile, BAE Techniques, Normal Dynamics Land Techniques (GDLS), Oshkosh Protection, and Level Clean Enterprises – collaborating in an idea design part.


Lynx Optionally Manned Combating Automobile (OMFV)

This portion of the programme will finish round mid-2022 and the military will take a 3 to 5 month ‘break’ to guage bids from all firms concerned with competing within the subsequent two phases of the competitors. The military then plans to award three contracts for part 3 (detailed design) and part 4 (prototype construct and take a look at) actions. Mixed, these two phases will cowl 54-months and every firm might be tasked with delivering 12 prototypes, in addition to a number of ballistic hulls and turrets, armour coupons, ballistic kits, and information. Then in 2027 the military intends to pick certainly one of these competing firms to proceed with low-rate preliminary manufacturing in anticipation of reaching the primary unit outfitted milestone in 2029, and full charge manufacturing in 2030.

American Rheinmetall Automobiles, LLC (ARV), headquartered in Sterling Heights, MI, is part of Rheinmetall’s Automobile Techniques division and never solely specializes within the growth of fight automobile platforms that present next-generation merchandise to the U.S. Division of Protection and Federal and State Legislation Enforcement businesses, but in addition brings the worldwide group’s portfolio of auto methods to the U.S. market. American Rheinmetall Automobiles affords each tracked and wheeled fight automobile platforms with related sub-systems and works together with buyer program workplaces to make sure its merchandise meet specification and efficiency necessities for packages of curiosity. Amongst different efforts, it’s engaged in supporting the U.S. Military in two significantly excessive precedence modernization packages, the Optionally Manned Combating Automobile (OMFV) program the place the Lynx OMFV is being provided, and the Widespread Tactical Truck (CTT) program the place the HX3-CTT is being provided.