Rheinmetall has unveiled the Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris.
The vehicle is fitted with a Liebherr 1140hp (850 kW) engine, a Renk transmission, and a flexible suspension system developed by Australian company Supashock that enables the vehicle to be configured to carry different survivability packages and mission kits without compromising mobility. It also has a generic open architecture that enables new mission systems to be integrated.
The Lynx KF41 is also fitted with the Lance 2.0 turret, which has flexible mission pods fitted on the left and right so that a variety of subsystems can be installed to provide the turret with specialist capabilities.
Ballistic and mine protection packages can be installed on the vehicle and it has been designed for active protection systems (APS). According to Rheinmetall, when the vehicle is configured with the Lance 2.0 turret and a survivability package that is suitable for peer-on-peer combat, the vehicle has a weight of approximately 44 tonnes, a power to weight ratio of 26 hp/t, and has 6 tonnes of reserve payload. The Lance 2.0 turret will be integrated with the new Wotan 35 electrically driven turret that fires Rheinmetall’s 35x228 mm ammunition family.
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