Rheinmetall Successfully Tests Composite Rubber Track on Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Date: Issue 111 - December 2021

Rheinmetall, the largest supplier of military vehicles to the Australian Defence Force, has successfully completed demonstration trials of the Soucy Composite Rubber Track (CRT) system on the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). The CRT demonstration confirmed the Lynx IFV was capable of utilizing both steel and composite rubber tracks.

The Rheinmetall Lynx IFV has the modularity and flexibility to be operated with both types of track systems, allowing armies to configure the vehicle to meet the operational need. This ensures the Lynx IFV can support the benefits of either system. The vehicle was reconfigured from its base steel track system to the CRT, successfully demonstrating vehicle operation on the CRT system and then returned to the base Steel Track configuration.