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American Rheinmetall Vehicles (Sterling Heights, MI) and the industry-leading companies of Team Lynx — Anduril Industries, Textron Systems, Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies, and Allison Transmission—have won a contract for phases three and four of the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program, now named XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle, to produce a detailed design and prototype.

Team Lynx pedigree in software-first design, with an emphasis on digital engineering and open architectures, enables rapid integration of future technologies to persistently modernize the XM30 program. The Army has awarded two contracts, with a total award value in excess of $700 million. The Army plans to down select to one vendor for Low-Rate Initial Production near the end of 2027.

“American Rheinmetall Vehicles and our teammates are truly excited about the award and we look forward to continuing our work with the Army. Together, Team Lynx brings decades of experience to the next phase of the XM30 program and will work together to advance our digitally designed concept to deliver a truly transformational and modernized Infantry Fighting Vehicle,” said Matthew Warnick, Managing Director for American Rheinmetall Vehicles.

The XM30 program requires unprecedented automation to provide soldiers with decisive advantage to command future battlefields. Anduril will help Team Lynx meet this challenge by leveraging our experience in artificial intelligence, mission autonomy, and sensor integration to optimize how and when data and information is presented to the vehicle crew.

“Anduril specializes in delivering next-generation tactical awareness, C2, and decisive lethality to enable commanders and battle managers to command and control more lethal capability at the tactical edge,” said Zach Mears, SVP and Head of Strategy, Anduril. “We are proud to be part of Team Lynx, and we look forward to delivering our solution to the Army in the next phases of the program.”

Team Lynx is developing a next-generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) that achieves the Army’s requirements for an XM30 with superior protection, unsurpassed firepower, and unbeatable mobility with a reduced crew size. Operating with other units or independently, the vehicle can sense, move, and strike in a connected, rapidly changing, complex, and lethal operational environment unlike any IFV before.

With its modular design and open architecture, the Army can tailor the Lynx OMFV to meet specific missions or threats, rapidly evolving to adapt to future requirements. These features also significantly reduce the training and logistics burden, leading to greater operational readiness. The Lynx OMFV’s Ground Combat Systems Common Infrastructure Architecture (GCIA) hosts an electrical and software architecture and modular structural architecture that results in a uniquely modular concept that reduces production and lifecycle costs. This modular open systems approach to the vehicle architecture, coupled with weight growth margin and electrical power reserve, delivers a transformational platform today that is prepared for rapid adoption and insertion of the emerging new technologies of the future — ensuring America’s Soldiers are prepared to meet a rapidly evolving threat.


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