The German company Rheinmetall showcased at the Eurosatory 2016 in France the new infantry fighting vehicle. The novelty has received the name of Lynx (“Lynx”). The machine has a Rheinmetall LANCE turret with automatic cannon caliber 30 or 35 mm.
Effective range of Lynx is 3 thousand. m. the Machine can be equipped with ATGM. Lynx is equipped with automatic detection and tracking of targets. The crew of the BMP is three persons.
According to representatives of Rheinmetall, the machine is characterized by high mobility. It has a diesel engine, which is brought forward. Lynx can overcome ditches in width to 2.5 metres, to cross water obstacles to a depth of 1.5 meters, and can climb obstacles over a meter in height.
Lynx will be available in two versions: KF31 and KF41. Lynx KF31 presented at the exhibition, weighs 38 t KF31 able to carry up to 6 fighters. Lynx KF41 a little more. It is designed to carry 8 soldiers.