Cook Defence Systems has been selected to provide tracks for Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles for the Army as part of Rheinmetall’s bid for Land 400 Phase 3.
The Lynx is currently undergoing Risk Mitigation Activity trials.
Rheinmetall selected the Cook Defence Systems TR40 track for its lightweight, durability and reliability. Similar TR40 tracks are in-service on the British Army’s next-generation AJAX vehicles being built by General Dynamics UK.
Cook Defence Systems is already supplying Rheinmetall with tracks for Lynx vehicles under construction for other customers.
“We are delighted to be working with Rheinmetall Defence Australia as part of its bid for the Land 400 Phase 3 project," William Cook, director of Cook Defence Systems, said. “Our proposed TR40 track will have a strong contribution from Australian industry thanks to our long-standing partnership with Mackay Rubber in Victoria.”
Mackay is already a major supplier to Cook Defence Systems for other programs outside Australia. Mackay’s track pads are made from what it calls an 'advanced rubber formulation'.
“The partnership between Cook Defence Systems and Mackay Rubber is an excellent example of how Rheinmetall is working with its partners in Australia to deliver best of class technology with enduring sovereign capability benefits,” Rheinmetall Defence Australia managing director Gary Stewart said.