Team Lynx, led by American Rheinmetall Vehicles is comprised of industry leaders in the defense space committed to our Warfighters and developing the U.S. Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicle, the XM30. Teammates Textron Systems, Raytheon, L3Harris Technologies, Allison Transmission, and Anduril Industries each bring unique capabilities to the team to ensure a vehicle full of world-class technology for critical military modernization.

Textron Systems is a powerhouse in the defense industry, known for its cutting-edge technology, vehicle development, and systems integration. As a leader in vehicle manufacturing, Textron Systems plays a crucial role in producing land, sea, and air products for the defense sector.

With an impressive vehicle manufacturing facility in Slidell, LA, Textron Systems has a proven track record of producing high-quality ground combat vehicles to support Warfighters across a variety of mission sets. The facility has produced over 10,000 vehicles for 15 programs of record, showcasing the company’s expertise and dedication to excellence.

Textron Systems’ presence in Louisiana is not only creating job opportunities but also supporting the local economy. With over 158,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and an additional 30,000 sq ft of warehousing space, the facility is a hub of activity and innovation. Furthermore, Textron Systems works with a variety of suppliers based in the Gulf States region, including local small businesses for welding, raw material and subsystem components, and machinists, further highlighting the company’s commitment to supporting American jobs and promoting economic growth.

As part of Team Lynx, Textron Systems is not only pushing the boundaries of vehicle manufacturing but also investing in the future of American manufacturing. For its part, Textron Systems is planning $3.7 million worth of investments in 2024 bringing the 2023-2025 total planned investment to $6.7 million. Textron Systems is committed to ensuring the manufacturing facilities are ready to support its Team Lynx partners throughout the XM30 program. Said facilities are ISO 9001-2015 certified and AS9100 compliant, with certification anticipated by fall 2024.

Textron Systems is a trusted partner to Team Lynx and a key contributor to the XM30 Combat Vehicle manufacturing efforts. Through provision of facilities and a talented workforce, Textron Systems clearly promotes Americanization and local economic growth.  In support of America’s warfighters, Textron Systems and Team Lynx will deliver one of the most advanced pieces of technology the battlefield has ever seen.