Lynx – Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Next-generation family of combat vehicles

The Lynx
Military operations are growing increasingly complex and hard to predict. This makes a completely new vehicle concept necessary – a concept that takes full account of the changes taking place on the 21st century battlefield, a concept that is radically different. And uncompromisingly innovative. Never has the principle of modularity been pursued so systematically. This is evident not only in the sheer number of options available when configuring the Lynx for land warfare capabilities, but also in the latest developments in Rheinmetall mission module design, which are no less revolutionary. They open a multitude of new possibilities for creating modular vehicle platforms.
The Lynx platform offers maximum freedom of action. It assures outstanding mobility (MOVE), it gathers data, analyses and disseminates it (SENSE), and creates windows of opportunity for responding to battlefield threats flexibly and effectively (STRIKE).
The Lynx’s time has come. With more performance, more space and more possibilities.

Evolution of the Lynx

Less than five years elapsed between the initial idea for the new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle; the elaboration of a strategy; conceptualization and development of the vehicle; and the first successful sale. Hungary, a member of NATO and the European Union, was the first country to procure the Lynx. A strong signal to those eying the most advanced IFV to date.

Lynx XM30
Uncompromisingly innovative

Experience the future of mechanized warfare

The Lynx KF41 is more than just a new, highly advanced vehicle: it is the ultimate future-proof platform, blending unsurpassed protection with massive firepower and unbeatable mobility in a uniquely modular concept.

Key Features

Highly Mobile.
Hard hitting.
Key features at a glance
Lynx in action

Rheinmetall Lynx – Next-level adaptability

Modular to the core, next-level adaptability is one of Lynx KF41’s key features to facilitate mission success and meet specific national requirements. Scalable armament, various layers of protection, upgradeable systems and the ability to be completely re-roled within hours render the Lynx an unprecedented first-choice asset in vehicle-based defence.

Lynx in action

Live firing

The Lynx infantry fighting vehicle engages targets with ultimate precision. No matter the rigours of shocks and vibrations caused by movement, superior stabilisation technologies ensure continued pinpoint accuracy over great distances. Even in highly dynamic scenarios. Lynx is the Next Generation IFV with unmatched levels of protection, mobility, lethality, knowledge and growth.

Lynx IFV hits with Spike ATGM

The Lynx KF41 demonstrates pinpoint accuracy by engaging a distant target with the integrated Spike Anti-Tank-Guided-Missile (ATGM). Integration of this hit capability testifies to the maturity and effectiveness of the most-modern tracked infantry fighting vehicle in the world. Looking at a long history of systems integration, Rheinmetall is prepared to equip their platforms with latest ATGM technologies as they become available.

Lynx KF41 – Move. Sense. Strike.
The Lynx KF41 combines a completely new hull and the enhanced Lance 2.0 turret.
The Lynx KF41’s blend of capacity, modular protection and adaptability enable it to be reconfigured for different operations within one day.
Lynx KF41
A Lynx KF41 IFV firing a 30mm tracer round on a test range in Germany.
Lynx KF41 with the new Lance 2.0 turret which has a redesigned external shell that provides better protection for optics, integrates self-protection and situational awareness subsystems and reduces thermal and radar signatures.
Lynx KF41
Lynx KF41
The internal volume of the Lynx KF41 drive module is unrivalled for a tracked IFV with manned turret.

The Lynx family

The principle of modularity

Power of variety – One platform. Multiple variants. Including yours.

Mission success depends on the military’s ability to adapt to rapidly evolving threats. The Lynx’s modular design makes this possible. On the one hand it delivers extensive parts commonality even in highly specialized variants: on the other it allows the precise tailoring of technology to specific missions and threats. The training and logistics burden is also significantly reduced, leading to greater operational readiness. And when it comes to operating and supporting the vehicle, a Lynx is always a Lynx no matter how it is configured.

The Lynx comes in two versions:

  • Lynx KF31
    Rheinmetall presented its Lynx KF31 infantry fighting vehicle at Eurosatory 2016 for the very first time. Agile, hard-hitting and highly protected, this state-of-the-art tracked armoured vehicle is destined to dominate the modern battlefield, lending itself to operations from peace enforcement to high-intensity combat. The Lynx KF31 is weighing up to 38 tonnes, and can seat 3+6 soldiers.

  • Lynx KF41
    Its spacious interior is unsurpassed by any vehicle in its class, assuring the operational effectiveness of its three crew members and up to nine infantry dismounts.

The Lynx can be configured for various roles, as e.g.:

  • Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
  • Command & Control
  • Armoured Reconnaissance
  • Repair & Recovery
  • Fire support 
    Called the Lynx 120, this unique platform merges a tried-and-tested turret concept and the proven 120mm smoothbore cannon with the Lynx KF 41 chassis, offering a well-balanced blend of lethality, protection, mobility and survivability.
  • Ambulance

A high degree of commonality in parts and components is another prominent feature of the Lynx family of vehicles. This simplifies logistic support and has a positive impact on training. Furthermore, customized service support is available worldwide – ranging from training and logistics to in-theatre repairs and technology transfer, including local suppliers for development, production and lifecycle support, and local procurement of ancillary systems.


* KF stands for "Kettenfahrzeug", which is German and means "tracked vehicle"

Lynx – APC Armoured Personnel Carrier
Lynx – Repair & Recovery
Lynx – Ambulance
Lynx – Recce (Reconnaissance)
Lynx IFV – Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Lynx – Command & Control

Lynx – A worldwide winning solution

Rheinmetall's Lynx is the most advanced infantry fighting vehicle available to global defence customers. Its next-generation design and future focused modularity are already proving highly desired by countries currently modernizing their IFV fleets.




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