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Raytheon and Rheinmetall expand US Army OMFV team

14th August 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon and Rheinmetall have introduced new partner Pratt & Miller Defense into their teaming to offer the Lynx IFV for the US Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) competition. 

The US-based company will provide engineering analysis for the vehicle being pitched for the OMFV requirement, the selected design for which is scheduled for fielding in 2026 and will replace the Bradley fighting vehicle.

‘Pratt & Miller brings extraordinary engineering experience and expertise to the team to make sure Lynx can withstand the battlefield's harsh conditions,’ Brad Barnard, Raytheon OMFV director, said. 

‘Our troops deserve the safest and most advanced combat vehicle possible, and that's exactly what we will deliver.’

Raytheon and Rheinmetall teamed to offer the Lynx - a tracked armoured vehicle – for OMFV in 2018, which the companies say will be manufactured in the US if selected. 

‘Raytheon and Rheinmetall are assembling a US supply chain for Lynx,’ Matt Warnick, American Rheinmetall Vehicles managing director, said. 

‘Partnering with Pratt & Miller brings us one step closer to building Lynx in the USA.’

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