ARLINGTON, Va., (July 12, 2023) – Raytheon, an RTX business, is advancing to the next phases of the U.S. Army’s XM30 Combat Vehicle competition as a member of the American Rheinmetall Vehicles-led Team Lynx. American Rheinmetall Vehicles was awarded an U.S. Army contract in excess of $700 million to proceed through phases three and four of the five-phase competition, formerly known as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV.
As a member of Team Lynx, Raytheon brings its recognized expertise in digital design, modelling, simulation, and the integration of effectors onto various combat platforms. Raytheon also contributes the new Multi-Mission Launcher which can fire the company’s TOW™, Javelin, Coyote® Block 3 loitering munition, as well as other effectors on the technology pathway.
“Leveraging our experience in digital engineering and the design and the integration of proven and effective weapons and sensors, we bring a distinct advantage to Team Lynx,” said Tom Laliberty, Raytheon’s president of Land & Air Defense Systems. “As we progress through the next phases of the program, Team Lynx will bring forward a highly-capable, modernized and adaptable fighting vehicle that will provide ground forces a game-changing advantage on the battlefield.”
For these next phases of the competition, Team Lynx will advance the proposed offering, evolving the design, maturing components and systems, and transition the design to prototype and test. After prototype evaluation, it is expected that the Army will down select to one vendor for Low-Rate Initial Production near the end of 2027.
Led by American Rheinmetall Vehicles, the industry-leading companies of Team Lynx include Raytheon, Textron Systems, L3Harris Technologies, Allison Transmission, and Anduril Industries.
RTX is the world's largest aerospace and defense company. Our global team of 180,000 employees pushes the limits of known science and redefines how we connect and protect our world. We are advancing aviation, building smarter defense systems and creating innovations to take us deeper into space. Effective July 1, the company completed its realignment into three customer-focused business units — Collins Aerospace, Raytheon and Pratt & Whitney.The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.