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Rheinmetall submits Land 400 Phase 3 bid

7th March 2019 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall has submitted its bid in response to the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability Request For Tender (RfT), the company announced on 1 March.

Under the tender, the company is offering the Australian Army its Lynx infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) with the Lance turret, Lynx Manouevre Support Vehicle (MSV), a network of suppliers across Australia, continued use of the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Queensland, and a comprehensive support and training system.

Rheinmetall's system requires only two Lynx base vehicle configurations to achieve the nine roles sought under the Australian Army’s RfT. The Lynx’s modular system architecture also covers the four additional roles sought, including a mortar variant, a logistics variant, and a protected amphibious Lynx. 

Lynx provides protection against blast, improvised explosive devices, direct and indirect fire, cluster munitions and anti-tank guided missiles.

The digital Lance turret provides the crew with sensor systems, advanced automatic tracking and targeting capabilities and weapon integrated battle management in a connected and digitally enabled platform.

Rheinmetall is also constructing the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) near Brisbane. By the time the Land 400 Phase 3 is contracted, the MILVEHCOE is expected to be qualified for all of the common systems and components required for the Rheinmetall Lynx and Lance solution.

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