Ready and revolutionary

Team Lynx offers an American-made Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle

“I ate in it. I slept in it,” said McCormack, a former Bradley master gunner for the U.S. Army and now an employee at Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies. “It becomes your second home when you’re in a Bradley unit.”

He knows the vehicle well, which means he understands intimately the limitations of the design, which has roots going back decades.

Raytheon Technologies is working with American Rheinmetall Vehicles to offer a replacement for the aging Bradley. The Lynx OMFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle is designed to address threats on the current and future battlefields.

The Lynx OMFV is exclusively designed to meet the U.S. Army's priorities for a next-generation combat vehicle. “We’re offering something that was designed specifically for the battlefield of the future,” said Brad Barnard, director of OMFV at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

The U.S. Lynx OMFV includes advanced technologies such as a counter-unmanned aircraft system, anti-tank weaponry, active protection system and a sighting system that can see through smoke, rain, snow and fog beyond enemy range.

“The vehicle is faster, smarter, more agile and more survivable than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle that I worked with,” McCormack said.

Vehicle Growth

Team Lynx is evolving its OMFV offering to address the Army's highest priorities with a combat-ready solution.  

The Lynx includes an active protection system, allowing it to intercept and shoot down rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles.

Part of being protected is situational awareness. The new vehicle features a 360-degree field of view.

More firepower

Raytheon Technologies is working on an upgraded tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided TOW missile to meet the Army’s requirement for an extended-range anti-tank guided missile. The company is improving the missile’s propulsion system, giving it greater distance and speed.

Other Raytheon Technologies' products for the Lynx OMFV may include the Coyote UAS, which is equipped with special software that enables several to work together by flying in a swarm. Some collect information, while others identify and attack ground targets. Coyote is also an effective counter-drone technology.

As the U.S. continues to strengthen its coalition partnerships, it will increasingly find itself on the field alongside its allies.

“We start rolling out 35-, 40-year-old Bradleys against a modern, peer-armored threat and the Bradley is going to take the brunt of it,” McCormack said. “With our Lynx OMFV offering, it really puts the maneuver force in a position to employ revolutionary capabilities, instead of trying to figure out how to get the old ones to work.”