Rheinmetall has submitted the company’s Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) best and final offer for the Australian Department of Defence Land 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability tender. Submitting the best and final offer represents the final deliverable of the two year Risk Management Activity (RMA) undertaken by the Department of Defence, Rheinmetall said in a release.
Rheinmetall is the largest supplier of military vehicles to the Australian Defence Force and one of two competing companies involved in the tender for this procurement project.
Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director, Gary Stewart said the Lynx is a next generation tracked, digitised and highly protected Infantry Fighting Vehicle and offers a step-change in Army’s capabilities for the Land 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability tender.
“Lynx sets the new standard and offers unmatched levels of survivability, mobility, lethality, knowledge and growth. Importantly, Lynx is ready to protect Australians in the field and defeat any adversary. Lynx is fitted with the Rheinmetall Lance turret for precise and lethal effects and offers an integrated battle management system.
The Lynx’s Lance turret is already manufactured for the Australian Boxer CRV programme and an export customer at Rheinmetall’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland.
A common L turret would simplify Army’s training system and reduce in-service support costs, providing the customer with tangible benefits from day one and the company will provide whole of fleet management, training and through-life support of Lynx.
The extensive family of Lynx vehicles is modular and can be easily configured and reconfigured, to all 10 roles required by the Army. It has been designed for close combat operations.
Rheinmetall has developed the Lynx with a growth path to meet continually evolving military needs throughout its anticipated 40 year life.
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