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Hungary places €140 million order for Lynx IFV protection system

18th May 2021 - 17:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. (Photo: Rheinmetall)

Hungary has ordered Rheinmetall’s StrikeShield protection system to be equipped onto 209 of its new Lynx IFVs.

Hungary has placed an order for 209 of its new Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) to be equipped with Rheinmetall’s StrikeShield hard-kill, Active Protection System (APS).

The decision to purchase Rheinmetall’s StrikeShield was driven by the NATO member’s commitment to taking part in demanding missions, where modern antitank weapon systems present a dangerous threat.

StrikeShield is the third and latest generation of Rheinmetall’s acclaimed active defence system technology, a specific variant of hard-kill APS.

It is a distributed system whose sensors and countermeasures are integrated into the contours of the entire vehicle.

According to the manufacturer, StrikeShield has the lowest emissions in the electromagnetic spectrum on the market, as well as the fastest reaction time in ambush and multi-hit situations.

It protects the vehicle from shaped charge warhead threats, such as rockets or missiles, by neutralising incoming projectiles before they hit the platform.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the Lynx uses ballistic steel armour to protect the platform from anti-tank weapons, medium-calibre ammunition, shrapnel, IEDs and bomblets while a spall liner protects the crew. Mine and IED protection packages, decoupled seats and an optional hard-kill active defence system further boost survivability. 

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