Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 Vehicle Shortlisted in Australia

21 Kasım 2019
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You can read the news article published in the October 2019 Issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review here:

 

On September 17, Rheinmetall announced that they have been shortlisted in the AU$15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 program of the Australian Land Forces.

Rheinmetall will deliver three Lynx KF41 vehicles, which will compete against Hanwha from the Republic of Korea, in trials to be conducted in Australia under the program. The successful vehicle will replace the M113 armoured personnel carriers in the user’s inventory, with a total of 400 vehicles produced in Australia once the production phase is reached.

As the prime contractor in Phase 2 of the program, which is worth AU$5 billion, Rheinmetall delivered the first BOXER 8×8 vehicle at a ceremony held on September 24. The first 25 of a total of 211 vehicles to be delivered within the scope of the project will be produced in Germany, while the rest will be built in Australia.

In other news, Rheinmetall and Raytheon announced on September 27 that they had established a joint venture company for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program for the supply of new vehicles to replace the BRADLEY armoured combat vehicles in the U.S. Army inventory. The partnership was to offer Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 within the scope of this project, and Textron was set to produce the hulls of the vehicles in the United States, however Defense News reported on October 4 that the partnership had been disqualified from the project, although no official statement has yet been made by Rheinmetall or Raytheon on this development.

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