Raytheon, Rheinmetall expand team for Army combat vehicle competition
Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence are partnering with Pratt & Miller Defense for the U.S. Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition. The Detroit-based company will provide engineering analysis to help ensure the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle meets or exceeds the Army's survivability requirements for OMFV. Scheduled for fielding in 2026, the OMFV is expected to replace the Bradley fighting vehicle. The companies commented, "In 2018, Raytheon and Rheinmetall joined forces to offer Lynx for the Army's OMFV competition. Lynx is a next-generation, tracked armored fighting vehicle designed to address the critical challenges of the future battlefield. The team is providing an overmatch advantage for soldiers, growth capacity to support new technologies over the vehicle's lifetime, and lower life-cycle costs. Lynx will be manufactured in the U.S. by American workers."