US-based Raytheon and Germany’s Rheinmetall Defence have set up a US-based joint venture (JV) to handle their bid for the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), the two defence contractors announced on 27 September.
The new entity, called Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems LLC, is located near Detroit, Michigan, and will offer the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle in the competition to replace the ageing M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. If the JV wins, it plans to build the Lynx in the United States.
Raytheon and Rheinmetall announced last year that they planned to partner to offer the Lynx, an armoured tracked vehicle that will include the Active Protection System, the Coyote unmanned aircraft, an extended-range tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank missile, and new thermal sights.
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