American Rheinmetall Vehicles, LLC
Next-gen vehicles for the U.S. Forces
American Rheinmetall Vehicles, LLC (ARV), headquartered in Sterling Heights, MI, is a part of Rheinmetall's Vehicle Systems division and not only specializes in the development of combat vehicle platforms that provide next-generation products to the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal and State Law Enforcement agencies, but also brings the global group’s portfolio of vehicle systems to the U.S. market.
American Rheinmetall Vehicles offers both tracked and wheeled combat vehicle platforms with associated sub-systems and works in conjunction with customer program offices to ensure its products meet specification and performance requirements for programs of interest. Among other efforts, it is engaged in supporting the U.S. Army in two particularly high priority modernization programs, the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program where the Lynx OMFV is being offered, and the Common Tactical Truck (CTT) program where the HX3 CTT is being offered.
Rheinmetall – a key player in the world of military vehicles
Lynx OMFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
American Rheinmetall Vehicles is designing a new infantry fighting vehicle using Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 as the point of departure for their concept, which supports the U.S. Army’s modernization efforts being pursued through the Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program. In order to accommodate the rapid growth associated with their offering, ARV has expanded their Michigan based operations and continues to build their team. Driven by strong and consistent growth, this early investment initiative demonstrates ARV’s commitment to the OMFV program and the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army’s next-gen Infantry Fighting Vehicle
The Lynx OMFV is featuring a U.S. designed, unmanned 50mm turret, an advanced technology Two-Soldier Crew approach, a highly mobile and powerful chassis, integrated vehicle protection systems, and a modular, open systems architecture ensuring overmatch today and overmatch tomorrow.
Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 has been used as the point of departure for various customer specific IFV designs.
Evolution of the Lynx
Rheinmetall’s Lynx next-generation combat vehicle has come a long way in less than five years' time. Starting from the drawing board, both KF31 and KF41 types were brought to life and travelled the world going through extensive trials along the way. Now, Hungary has become the launch customer ordering 218 vehicles after having signed a joint venture agreement with Rheinmetall. A strong signal to those eying the most advanced IFV to date.
Delivering for the U.S. Army’s Highest Modernization Priorities.
American Rheinmetall Vehicles, Textron Systems, Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies, Allison Transmission, and Anduril Industries are digitally designing America’s next-generation infantry fighting vehicle.
The HX family of tactical trucks
Rheinmetall is a global leader in tactical military truck development and manufacturing with its HX family of trucks, which have been sold to 20 customers globally, including an active Allied user group consisting of Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Rheinmetall recently unveiled its HX3, the next-generation series of trucks with advances in power, mobility, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), an open systems architecture with pathways to hybrid technology incorporation, and leader follower driving and autonomous operations.
The militarized HX3 series incorporates substantial commercial technologies reflecting Rheinmetall’s joint venture with MAN Truck & Bus which streamlines logistics and sustainment burdens and provides benefits in vehicle upgrades.
The HX3 series
Well-protected and agile the HX3 is capable of becoming a close supporter of the operational edge. Whether it is detecting, identifying or tracking opposing forces, being deployed as a node on the battlefield or as a combat platform – the HX will stand its ground.
HX3 Common Tactical Truck (HX3 CTT)
American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense are offering the U.S. Army the HX3 CTT, a derivative of the HX3, in response to the request for Prototype Proposals for the first phase of the Army’s Common Tactical Truck (CTT) program, issued in late June with an expected Contract Award in December of 2022. The program will enable the Army to replace legacy vehicles like the Palletized Load System (PLS), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), M915 Line Haul Tractor, and other platforms in the current heavy and medium tactical wheeled fleet. A truck with maximum commercial elements, able to perform military missions, and that can bring commonality amongst mission roles are top priorities for the Army in the program.
130 mm MBT gun
130 mm MBT gun
Rheinmetall’s 130 mm smoothbore technology for main battle tanks (MBT) embodies a significant lethality leap in times of more sophisticated protection systems and increasing threats. Combined with a state-of-the-art auto-loader, this system is the latest evolvement in Rheinmetall’s, MBT Advanced Technologies competence.
Future tanknology for the win.
The 130 mm MBT gun – Pure performance
- Breaking Defense – 23.08.2022: The HX3 Common Tactical Truck: next-gen excellence for military customers – today
- Defense News – 17.08.2022: Rheinmetall, GM Defense partner in Army’s tactical truck competition
- Shephard Media – 14.10.2021: AUSA 2021 – Rheinmetall on Lynx design for OMFV competition
- Warrior Maven – 24.06.2021: Massive Industry Team Offers Army New U.S.-Built "Lynx" Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- Jane's – 05.05.2020: Modified Lynx IFV to be offered for US Army’s OMFV competition
American Rheinmetall Vehicles participates e.g. in the following events regularly:
- AUSA Global Force
- Ft. Benning Maneuver Conference
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