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Rheinmetall Adds a Fire Support Vehicle to the Lynx KF-41 Family
Rheinmetall has unveiled a new member of the company’s Lynx combat vehicle family. Described as the mechanized fire support variant of the Lynx KF41 IFV, the Lynx 120, comprises a turret concept that mounts the proven 120mm smoothbore cannon with the Lynx KF 41 chassis.
Hungary Opts for Hybrid Active Protection for its Lynxes
209 of the 218 new Lynx infantry fighting vehicles recently ordered by Hungary will be equipped with Rheinmetall’s StrikeShield hard-kill active protection system (APS). These APS will be supplied by Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH. The new protection systems at a cost of €800,000 per unit.
Australia Selects Korean, German Industries for Next Gen IFV/APC Evaluation
The Australian MOD has shortlisted two companies for the Land 400 Phase 3 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) of the next-generation tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and armored personnel carriers (APC), to replace the Australian M-113s. The two contenders are Hanwha Defense System AS21 Redback and Rheinmetall Lynx KF-41.
KF41 Lynx Command Variant
Rheinmetall displayed today a new configuration of the KF41, unveiled at Eurosatory yesterday. The turreted combat vehicle that was displayed yesterday was reconfigured overnight,...
German Lynx AFVs Proposed to Replace Czech BMPs
Rheinmetall is showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at the IDET 2017 in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Based on mature technologies and components the LYNX is positioned as an advanced, mid-weight armored vehicle designed to replace AFVs that are gradually being phased out, such as the BMP-1 and BMP-2 used by many of the Eastern European countries, including the Czech Republic.
Eurosatory 2016: Lynx, a New, Tracked, Medium Weight AFV Debut
Rheinmetall unveilled today the Lynx, its latest tracked combat vehicle at the Eurosatory defense exhibition in Paris. The new vehicle is one of two models developed by the German company, positioned as an independently developped, tracked combat system positioned primarily to compete in export markets.
US Agency Details French RPA (UAS) Procurement Package
France has requested buying 16 U.S. General-Atomics (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), a sale that could top US$1.5 bn., The first two will be delivered this year with the remaining shipped in late 2015 or early 2016.
GA-ASI’s VideoSAR Turns Radar Images into Full-Motion Video
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has successful developped, integrated and operationally tested a system enabling the transfer of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data...
Brits Testing 2012 London Olympic Security on a Week-Long Exercise
Preparation for the Olympic Games is at full swing in the UK. On the security side, preparations for the event are underway as the Royal Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force are embarking on a full-scale exercise testing their pals, readiness and integration in an eight-day military exercise called Olympic Guardian.
First Flight of the Lynx Wildcat
The Lynx Wildcat (AW159) multi-role military helicopter has successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility (video), with AgustaWestland Chief Test Pilot, Donald...
Helicopter Gunners to use Helmet Mounted Q-SIGHTs
BAE Systems received the first order for 12 Q-Sights to equip British helicopter's Gunner’s operating the new Gunner’s Remote Sighting System (GRSS) on Royal...
Future Lynx in Production for the UK, Utility TUHP149 Offered to...
AgustaWestland unveiled two new helicopters this week, the TUHP149 (AW-149) medium lift utility helicopter, proposed to Turkey and the AW159, formerly known as 'Future...
Future Air-to-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW)
The UK’s Future Air to Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) is being developed as a family of guided weapons comprising of a light and heavy...
Advanced Capabilities for the Artillery Reduce Land Forces Dependence on Close...
Among the artillery systems shown at the exhibition were the Atmos self propelled, truck based howitzer gun displayed here mounted on an armored Tatra truck. Atmos...
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