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Raytheon, Rheinmetall form JV for US Army OMFV Competition

Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have created a U.S.-based joint venture – Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems LLC, to build the Lynx combat vehicle in America for the U.S. Army.

The next-generation, Lynx tracked armoured fighting vehicle, is being offered for a U.S. Army’ Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) requirement.

The OMFV is scheduled for fielding in 2026 and is slated to replace the U.S. Army’s Bradley fighting vehicle.

The OMFV has been named as a top modernization priority by the U.S. Army, supported under the service’s Futures Command structure. The new vehicle will be optimized for urban combat and rural terrain

“This advanced combat vehicle will be made in America,” said Sam Deneke, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president.

“By choosing Lynx, the Army has an extraordinary opportunity to provide U.S. troops with a fighting vehicle that will enable them to outmatch the threat for decades to come,” said Ben Hudson, global head of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems division.

Raytheon and Rheinmetall joined forces in 2018 to offer Lynx for the Army’s OMFV competition.

Raytheon will supply advanced weapons such as the TOW missile, Active Protection System, third-generation sights, Coyote unmanned aircraft system and cyber for the Lynx.

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