LYNX KF-41 | Its “coat of arms” painted in blue and white – VIDEO
Defence Redefined
Published on 19/08/2022 at 11:51

Rheinmetall released today the video depicting the trials of the KF-41 Lynx infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) held in Avlona. The said trials were conducted in July at the Armored Vehicles Training Center in Avlona where the vehicle’s long-awaited presentation took place before officials of the Hellenic Army.

The Greek insignia of the KF-41 Lynx “coat of arms” is depicted. In fact, the first photo of the Greek insignia was shown at EODH’s booth – which collaborates with Rheinmetall – at the DEFEA 2021 exhibition, which DEFENCE ReDEFiNED also participated in.

The capabilities demonstration included, among others, day and night target detection and a detailed analysis of the vehicle’s technical characteristics. What attracted close attention was the vehicle’s silent watch capability in low-light conditions, in which its electro-optical system detected targets at distances greater than 1500 meters. In this mode, the vehicle is powered by lithium-ion batteries, which allow full, long-lasting functionality of the Lynx turret and armament as well as all of its electronic systems.

Lynx KF-41 technical characteristics:

  • Maximum weight: 50 tons
  • Maximum speed: 70 km/h
  • Endurance: 500+ km
  • Crew: 3+8 with full gear
  • Engine: Liebherr with a power output of 1140 hp
  • Steel armor combined with the StrikeShield self-protection system and ROSY smoke/obscurant system
  • 20 kW electric power with lithium batteries
  • Capability of transporting UAVs and loitering munitions (e.g. UVision’s HERO)

The armament of the Lynx IFV includes a 35 mm Wotan cannon on a Lance 2.0 turret cabaple of using Reinmetall’s 35 X 228 mm family of ammunition, while it can also carry guided anti-tank missiles such as Rafael’s Spike LR2 with the capability of integrating other anti-tank systems as well.

Also read: Rheinmetall Lynx | Watch the video on its development in the last 5 years




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