Rheinmetall’s new IFV, the Lynx: Firepower, force protection, C4I, manoeuvrability, versatility At Eurosatory 2016 Rheinmetall presented its new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle today to the international public for the first time. Agile, hard-hitting and highly protected, this state-of-the-art tracked armoured vehicle is destined to dominate the modern battlefield, lending itself to operations from peace enforcement to high-intensity combat.
The Lynx is a family of tracked armoured vehicles developed by Rheinmetall Landsysteme (part of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems division). The Lynx, in infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration, was unveiled publicly at the Eurosatory defence exhibition on June 14, 2016.
According to Rheinmetall, the Lynx family of tracked armoured vehicles is at the forefront of a new trend in IFV design toward armoured vehicles with lower unit and through-life costs and reduced complexity. One of the key principles of the Lynx concept is the integration of proven sub-systems with high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) to reduce development time, cost and technical risk.