Military Embedded Systems

Open architecture vehicle concept selected for Army program


July 27, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. The U.S. Army has awarded American Rheinmetall Vehicles a developmental contract for the Phase 2 Digital Design of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program.

According to the company, American Rheinmetall Vehicles will execute Phase 2 with its teammates, a group of defense industry companies, including Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies, Textron Systems, and Allison Transmission.

The U.S. Army’s OMFV program is a ground-modernization effort to replace thousands of Bradley Fighting Vehicles among the U.S. Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams.

Team Lynx will work with the U.S. Army on the digitally engineered design and development of the team’s OMFV concept using Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) as the point of departure for the design. The team’s solution will aim to provide the U.S. Army with a next-generation infantry fighting vehicle featuring a platform with a modular open systems architecture. 


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