Combining the best of American and German engineering, Raytheon Technologies is teaming with American Rheinmetall Vehicles to meet the U.S. Army’s requirement for a true, next-generation Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.
American Rheinmetall Vehicles brings Rheinmetall’s global success in armored combat vehicle engineering and manufacturing to the U.S. The design will include Raytheon Technologies systems for combat vehicles.
The Lynx team is designing an infantry fighting vehicle to address threats on current and future battlefields. Lynx will incorporate Raytheon Technologies’ weapons, sensors, artificial intelligence and system integration expertise. It will provide an advanced, modular and combat-ready solution that gives soldiers a decisive advantage for decades to come. The vehicle’s open system architecture will accommodate future growth and modernization demands.
The team will use artificial intelligence to operate Lynx with two soldiers and a third virtual crew member, which will scan an area, identify potential threats and notify the crew. Infusing AI into the Lynx will increase situational awareness and survivability.
Engineers will use digital blueprints or twins to virtually build, test and analyze Lynx, as well as connect the vehicle to the digital network and get data on the battlefield. Digital engineering will allow the team to make immediate design changes rather than wait to manufacture components, and it will ensure tech is compatible with the vehicle.
The Lynx team will manufacture the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the United States, partnering with suppliers across the country to expand critical engineering and manufacturing jobs in the nation’s industrial base.