U.S. Army Next-Generation Combat vehicle announced by Raytheon, Rheinmetall Defence

AUSA 2018--WASHINGTON. Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence announced that they are joining forces to meet the U.S. Army's requirement for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV)-Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.

The global industry team will offer the new Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle -- the latest version of which Rheinmetall unveiled earlier in 2018 -- paired with Raytheon weapons, sensors, and system integration to provide the U.S. Army with an advanced, modular, survivable, and lethal battlefield solution.

The Army has named the NGCV -- scheduled for fielding in 2026 -- as a top modernization priority supported under the service's new Futures Command structure.

Raytheon technology earmarked for the Lynx could include advanced variants of Raytheon weapons, next-generation thermal sights, the Coyote unmanned aircraft system (UAS), and the company's Active Protection System. These subsystems and the vehicle will be made in the U.S.