LYNX on display for the Czech military

LYNX on display for the Czech military

Lynx IVF from Rheinmetall Defence

Rheinmetall was showcasing its new family of LYNX combat vehicles at IDET 2017, the defence and security technology fair in Brno, Czech Republic, that was going on till June 2. At the moment LYNX has two versions: the KF 31 and KF 41, with the numbers referring to the military weight class. Both versions can be configured as Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), armoured reconnaissance, forward observer, command post, ambulance, armoured engineering or recovery variant, just to name the most common. Configured as an IFV, the KF 31 on display features a two-man LANCE turret armed with a medium-calibre, airburst-capable Rheinmetall MK30-2/ABM machine cannon, which serves as the vehicle’s main armament.

In addition to this, it is equipped with a double launcher for the SPIKE anti-tank guided missile. The company hopes LYNX might become the successor to the Czech military’s current fleet of BMP-2 IFVs, which is due to be replaced. Therefore Rheinmetall has already integrated Czech contractors – RayService and Quittner & Schmiek – into its production and supply chain for defence projects. In addition, the Group is eager to expand cooperation with Czech enterprises in both the public and private sector. Initial talks have already taken place and agreements reached with VOP CZ.


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