American Rheinmetall Vehicles

Next-gen vehicles for the U.S. Forces

American Rheinmetall Vehicles, LLC (ARV), headquartered in Sterling Heights, MI, is a part of Rheinmetall's Vehicle Systems division and not only specializes in the development of combat vehicle platforms that provide next-generation products to the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal and State Law Enforcement agencies, but also brings the global group’s portfolio of vehicle systems to the U.S. market.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles offers both tracked and wheeled combat vehicle platforms with associated sub-systems and works in conjunction with customer program offices to ensure its products meet specification and performance requirements for programs of interest.

Rheinmetall – a key player in the world of military vehicles

Systems & Products – Highlights

Lynx OMFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle

American Rheinmetall Vehicles is designing a new infantry fighting vehicle using Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 as the point of departure for their concept, which supports the U.S. Army’s modernization efforts being pursued through the Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program. In order to accommodate the rapid growth associated with their offering, ARV has expanded their Michigan based operations and continues to build their team. Driven by strong and consistent growth, this early investment initiative demonstrates ARV’s commitment to the OMFV program and the U.S. Army.

Evolution of the Lynx

Rheinmetall’s Lynx next-generation combat vehicle has come a long way in less than five years' time. Starting from the drawing board, both KF31 and KF41 types were brought to life and travelled the world going through extensive trials along the way. Now, Hungary has become the launch customer ordering 218 vehicles after having signed a joint venture agreement with Rheinmetall. A strong signal to those eying the most advanced IFV to date.

Delivering for the U.S. Army’s Highest Modernization Priorities.

The fielding of a next-generation combat vehicle is a top priority for the U.S. Army. Maintaining overmatch and a competitive advantage against emerging threats is crucial. The Army’s OMFV program must deliver an IFV with overwhelming close combat capabilities that’s capable of operating in manned and unmanned modes. American Rheinmetall’s Lynx OMFV provides the most modern firepower, protection, mobility, and power generation capabilities available to ensure the Army can fight and win against any foe.

Overmatch today. Overmatch tomorrow.

Relying on the most innovative and forward thinking approaches in the defense industry, the Lynx OMFV will offer the Army a next-generation IFV platform designed specifically to address future technology and battlefield challenges. The Lynx OMFV features a game-changing platform with a purposeful, future-proof modular design that allows it to deliver not just overmatch today, but remain positioned to ensure overmatch tomorrow as new technologies and battlefield doctrines emerge. The Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) of the Lynx OMFV along with substantial growth potential in power, weight and volume make the Lynx exceptionally well prepared to adapt to future modernization demands and to sustain overmatch for the U.S. Army for decades to come.

Made in the U.S.A.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles’ Lynx offering will benefit from both the world-class combat vehicle engineering heritage found at Rheinmetall in Germany, and the extensive customization and improvements made by Team Lynx in the U.S. Led by American Rheinmetall Vehicles in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Team Lynx consists of a wide array of leading U.S. defense industry partners. The Lynx OMFV reflects a close working relationship with the U.S. Army as Team Lynx looks to not only deliver a revolutionary, American-made infantry-fighting vehicle, but to also bring new, advanced industrial capacity to the U.S. defense industrial base while continuously building a truly customer-focused, highly communicative partnership with the U.S. Army.

A winning solution.

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


In September 2019, the Australian Army down selected the Lynx KF41, in variants that include the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the Lance turret and the Lynx Maneuver Support Vehicle (MSV) for further testing as part of its Land 400 program. The modularity of the Lynx KF41 also allows for additional reconfigurations of interest to the Australian Army including MEDEVAC, Armored Personnel Carrier, and Mission Command variants.

Rheinmetall and its partners in Australia are delivering prototypes now for testing and are highly confident that the excellence of the Lynx platform will lead to success in the competition and fielding of the Lynx by the Australian Army.


In September 2020, the Hungarian Army became the launch customer for the Lynx KF41 when they entered into a joint venture with Rheinmetall for Lynx production and a framework contract to deliver an initial set of 218 Lynx IFV platforms modified into a Hungarian specific configuration.

Similar to the U.S. and Australia, Hungary will transition technology and work into Hungary and manufacture vehicles locally.

Team Lynx

American Rheinmetall Vehicles knows that it is going to take the finest of the defense industry to develop and deliver a truly next-generation combat vehicle; that’s why they have assembled a team that can offer just that. Team Lynx consists of world leaders in defense technologies – Textron Systems, Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies, and Allison Transmission – that bring advanced capabilities in combat vehicle design and production, mission and protection systems, manufacturing and robotics, and combat vehicle transmissions. Combined, Team Lynx offers complementary areas of expertise that are unique and unsurpassed. The collective members of Team Lynx have a deep understanding of the customer, and have developed and delivered advanced systems to the U.S. Army for decades; which has supported thousands of American jobs across the U.S. as a result.

Interested in joining Team Lynx?

If your company would like to join Team Lynx as a partner or supplier, please
contact us to connect with our leaders and discuss potential opportunities.

We look forward to working with you as we continue to define our team.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles, Textron Systems, Raytheon Technologies, L3Harris Technologies, and Allison Transmission are digitally designing America’s next-generation infantry fighting vehicle.

Brochure "The foundation for the Lynx OMFV concept"

Further information on the Lynx – Move. Sense. Strike.

Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 has been used as the point of departure for various customer specific IFV designs:

130 mm MBT gun

Rheinmetall’s 130 mm smoothbore technology for main battle tanks (MBT) embodies a significant lethality leap in times of more sophisticated protection systems and increasing threats. Combined with a state-of-the-art auto-loader, this system is the latest evolvement in Rheinmetall’s, MBT Advanced Technologies competence. Future tanknology for the win.

The HX – More than a truck

The HX family of tactical trucks consists of a collection of highly mobile logistic vehicles that can be tailored to any mission. The ruggedly designed vehicles are purpose-built for military end-users and are tested to ensure a lifecycle of 20+ years. The HX is capable of transporting loads that can be heavy or delicate, making it the perfect choice for equipment, personnel, or supplies.

HX – Pure Military Truck Systems

Rheinmetall HX truck – The low-torsion ladder frame of the HX is based on the tried and tested frame of the civilian MAN TG series. It is built for heavy off-road use. Steel bumpers ensure the necessary levels of reliability. Comfortable and robust, the HX suspension system has proven its worth over time. It was enhanced for the HX with long lasting, wear-free, rubber-mounted springs, large shock absorbers and stabilizers. These vehicles combine the reliability of tested, mass produced components with state of-the-art innovative engineering. From cargo/troop carriers to heavy equipment tractors with gross train weights of up to 120 t, the HX vehicles (4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and 10x10 variants) are the perfect solution for all military purposes.

HX3 generation

ALHS – Rheinmetall presents Automated Load Handling System ALHS 2.0 on HX truck – Lift & Go

Rheinmetall Defence is proud to announce the global launch of the Supashock Automated Load Handling System in its updated 2.0 version. A pioneering technical solution that enables the automated loading and unloading of containers, components and flat racks onto military trucks both safely and efficiently from within the confines of a fully protected truck cabin in a combat environment. The ALHS is designed and built in Australia by Supashock, an Adelaide-based automotive technology company that is part of Rheinmetall’s global corporate network. A true load handling revolution.

Further information

Upcoming exhibitions

The dynamic developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are being monitored very closely by us. For this reason, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice. Please also refer to the websites of the respective organisers.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles participates e.g. in the following events regularly:

  • AUSA – Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC
  • Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) & Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (APBI), in Novi, Michigan

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25 Oct 2021: Rheinmetall to build and export Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle Test Chassis to United States

08 Oct 2021: Rheinmetall at AUSA 2021 – Featuring next-generation technologies that meet the U.S. Army’s highest priority modernization challenges. Now.

26 Aug 2021: American Rheinmetall Vehicles signs Master Cooperative Research and Development agreement with U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

26 Jul 2021: Rheinmetall’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle concept down-selected for U.S. Army’s program

10 May 2021: American Rheinmetall Vehicles accelerates growth with opening of new Sterling Heights facility

14 Apr 2021: L3Harris Technologies and American Rheinmetall Vehicles team to pursue U.S. Army’s New Fighting Vehicle

15 Mar 2021: News feature by Raytheon: Coming soon – A smart combat vehicle: Raytheon Technologies and American Rheinmetall Vehicles will use artificial intelligence to operate the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle with two soldiers and a third virtual crew member.

16 Feb 2021: News release by Allison Transmission: Allison Transmission Partners with American Rheinmetall Vehicles to produce the propulsion system for Lynx OMFV offering

29 Jan 2021: American Rheinmetall Vehicles announces new board members

20 Oct 2020: Rheinmetall and Textron Systems join forces to supply the U.S. Army with a new variant of the Lynx KF41 for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program

03 Dec 2019: Rheinmetall StrikeShield active close-in protection system selected for substantial testing by U.S. Army

14 Oct 2019: Rheinmetall at AUSA 2019

30 Sep 2019: Raytheon, Rheinmetall form joint venture for U.S. Army combat vehicle competition – Team to make Lynx vehicle in America

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