10/05/2021 | Press release
American Rheinmetall Vehicles accelerates growth with opening of new Sterling Heights facility
American Rheinmetall Vehicles (ARV), a subsidiary of leading defense industry giant Rheinmetall, recently opened a new facility in the DC3S complex in Sterling Heights, Michigan to accommodate the rapid growth associated with their offering for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Program (OMFV).
This expansion increases ARV’s capacity to almost 28,000 square feet, and features ample room for the 30+ new team members brought on board to support the OMFV offering. Also included in the new space are two high bay areas that will be used for a hardware and software integration lab and prototype build area as the program progresses. Driven by strong and consistent growth, this early investment initiative demonstrates ARV’s commitment to the OMFV program and the U.S. Army.
“The investments we are making in our operations are a strong reflection of American Rheinmetall Vehicle’s position in the marketplace and positive outlook for the future,” said Matt Warnick, ARV’s Managing Director. “I’m excited that our team and new facility are well-positioned to fully support the Lynx OMFV offering and look forward to continuing to change the landscape of the U.S. defense industrial base by introducing next-generation manufacturing capabilities and creating new, quality U.S. jobs.”
The OMFV program is the priority ground-modernization program for the U.S. Army that will replace nearly 3,800 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The program begins with digital design phases that continue through early 2023, followed by development of prototype vehicles in 2024 and government testing beginning in early 2026.
About American Rheinmetall Vehicles
American Rheinmetall Vehicles, located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is part of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems Division and brings the group’s unbeatable global product portfolio to the U.S. market. ARV specializes in tracked and wheeled combat vehicle platforms, tactical wheeled vehicles, and associated subsystems. ARV is able to leverage advanced capabilities from across the Rheinmetall enterprise to enhance its next-generation vehicles with solutions such as 360° situational awareness technologies, AI-based target detection and recognition, imaging processing and interoperability. Addressing the critical design needs of today’s customer, ARV delivers vehicles with supporting open system architectures that enable the rapid insertion of technology in the modern era of fast-paced innovation. ARV’s strengths in vehicle design and development, engineering and system integration make it a superb partner for U.S. customers in offering combat vehicle platforms that are Next-Generation – Now. www.rheinmetall-arv-us.com
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