• Rheinmetall's Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV). (Supplied)
    Rheinmetall's Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV). (Supplied)

Rheinmetall has today unveiled the Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV) at an event at the organisation’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland.

Rheinmetall Managing Director, Gary Stewart, said that the Lynx CSV is the 'most sophisticated and capable armoured vehicle ever to be designed and built in Australia', and based on a version of the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV).

“The Lynx CSV was designed by Australian engineers and manufactured at MILVEHCOE using Australian steel and our industry network of more than 100 partners," Steward said.

“It is uniquely Australian as a “work horse” vehicle, even taking on the distinct function of a ute,” he said.

The Australia Made Campaign Limited (AMCL) has bestowed the Made in Australia endorsement upon Rheinmetall and the Lynx Combat Support Vehicle.

Stewart said the Lynx CSV provided significant flexibility in how soldiers operate in the field, the type of equipment they can carry and the combat support roles they can perform.

“The Lynx CSV is a game-changer for armies and would enable soldiers to complete a range of missions while fully protected. With the CSV, soldiers can perform recovery, repair, maneuver support and support logistics using a vehicle with similarities to the existing Lynx IFV."

Stewart said the Lynx CSV featured additional onboard fuel capacity to support refuelling other vehicles in the field; a roof top mounted crane capable of lifting more than five tonnes, allowing it to pull other vehicles utilising the crane; an interchangeable power pack; and excavation attachments including a clam shell bucket and rock breaker.

“The modular remote weapon station can be configured with a range of weapons and ammunition from 7.62mm, 12.7mm up to 40mm grenade," Steward said. “The Lynx CSV will be positioned for export from Australia to allied armed forces."

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