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Rheinmetall, L3Harris to jointly develop US Army’s OMFVs

The defence companies have agreed to collaborate to build new fighting vehicles for the US Army.

The defence companies have agreed to collaborate to build new fighting vehicles for the US Army.

 Rheinmetall subsidiary American Rheinmetall Vehicles and L3Harris Technologies have signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop the US Army’s new optionally manned fighting vehicle (OMFV), set to replace the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.


As the prime contractor for the program, American Rheinmetall Vehicles selected L3Harris to provide vehicle mission systems, cyber security and its modular open systems approach (MOSA) for the Lynx, which will be leveraged to build a “low-risk and easily upgradable” OMFV.

L3Harris’ MOSA is expected to enable cross-platform and cross-domain commonality of parts and subsystems to allow for easy and affordable upgrades.

“We have a long history providing similar support to multiple platforms using our MOSA approach for mission systems and electronic warfare,” James Gear, vice president, L3Harris domestic business development, said.

“We look forward to working with American Rheinmetall Vehicles to further expand into the ground defence vehicle market.”

Matthew Warnick, managing director for American Rheinmetall Vehicles, added, “We are excited to have L3Harris join our growing team to support the US Army’s OMFV program.


“Their experience in open architecture, communications, and cybersecurity bring tremendous capability to the American Rheinmetall Vehicles team as we prepare our digitally engineered OMFV to provide our Soldiers overmatch now and for the future.”

[Related: Supashock enters export agreement and Rheinmetall’s LAND 400 Phase 2]

Charbel Kadib

Charbel Kadib

News Editor – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Prior to joining the defence and aerospace team in 2020, Charbel was news editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business, where he covered developments in the banking and financial services sector for three years. Charbel has a keen interest in geopolitics and international relations, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in politics and journalism. Charbel has also completed internships with The Australian Department of Communications and the Arts and public relations agency Fifty Acres.

Rheinmetall, L3Harris to jointly develop US Army’s OMFVs
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