L3Harris, Rheinmetall team up to develop US Army's new fighting vehicle

The agreement is said to combine the maturity and modularity of Rheinmetall’s Lynx next-generation fighting vehicle with L3Harris’ open system design and equipment manufacturing leadership

The Lynx fighting vehicle. Photo: Rheinmetall

American company L3Harris Technologies announced last week that it signed an agreement with American Rheinmetall Vehicles, part of Germany's Rheinmetall, to jointly develop the U.S. Army’s new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), which will replace the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

According to the company's announcement, the agreement combines L3Harris’ open system design and equipment manufacturing leadership with the maturity and modularity of Rheinmetall's Lynx next-generation fighting vehicle for an OMFV offering that is low-risk and easily upgradable. American Rheinmetall Vehicles, the prime contractor, selected L3Harris to provide vehicle mission systems, cybersecurity and its modular open systems approach (MOSA) for the Lynx. L3Harris’ MOSA can enable cross-platform and cross-domain commonality of parts and subsystems to allow for easy and affordable upgrades, the company said.