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Rheinmetall Lynx KF41 IFV Makes Downselect in Australia

: Sep 17, 2019 - : 9:05 am

The Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) manufactured by Rheinmetall has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia to compete in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) trials for the $15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 programme.

Three Lynx IFVs, will be delivered by Rheinmetall to participate in RMA trials that will be held in Australia.

“We welcome the Commonwealth’s decision to select Lynx KF41 for the RMA trials and look forward to demonstrating the capability of our next generation infantry fighting vehicle.” Said Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director, Gary Stewart.

“Rheinmetall has developed this vehicle so it is positioned at an ideal level of maturity when Australia needs it to enter service in 2026 – and it has the inherent growth capacity and a growth path to extend these capabilities through its 40+ year life.”

Rheinmetall has proposed to build the Lynx IFV fleet in Queensland at the company’s new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Redbank south west of Brisbane.

The Australian Army is currently taking deliveries of 211 Rheinmetall 8×8 BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) that were ordered, earlier this year.


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