Raytheon, Rheinmetall add Pratt & Miller to OMFV team

By Ashley Tressel / August 13, 2019 at 10:31 AM

Raytheon and Rheinmetall will partner with Pratt & Miller Defense of Detroit on their proposal for the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition, Raytheon announced today.

"Raytheon and Rheinmetall are assembling a U.S. supply chain for [the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle]," Matt Warnick, American Rheinmetall Vehicles managing director, said in the company's statement. "Partnering with Pratt & Miller brings us one step closer to building Lynx in the" United States.

Raytheon will contribute advanced weapons, an active protection system, next-generation thermal sights and the Coyote unmanned aircraft system to the Lynx offering.

General Dynamics Land Systems is also preparing to bid on the OMFV, while BAE Systems opted out of the competition in June.