According to a picture published on the Twitter account of “DEFENCE ReDEFiNED” on July 21, 2022, the German-made KF41 Lynx tracked armored (IFV) Infantry Fighting Vehicle is in Greece to conduct trial tests.
On June 1, 2022, the Army Recognition editorial team reported that Germany has offered the supply of Lynx KF41 and used Marder 1A3 tracked armored IFVs as a replacement for the old BMP-1 IFVs in service with the Hellenic army.
The KF41 nicknamed Lynx is the latest generation of tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) developed by the German company Rheinmetall. The new IFV is in competition in Australia to replace the old M113 tracked APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) vehicles. In September 2020, the Hungarian Ministry of Defence ordered 218 Lynx KF41 IFVs as part of a €2 billion defense contract.
The KF41 Lynx is an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) in the Lynx family of tracked armored vehicles designed, developed, and manufactured by the German Company Rheinmetall Defence. It was unveiled in June 2018 at Eurosatory 2018 in two configurations including IFV and Command Post.
The Lynx KF41 combat vehicle is based on a modular design allowing the vehicle to be configured into various combat missions through the integration of new mission systems. It can be configured from one mission to another within eight hours.
The KF41 Lynx represents a new generation of combat vehicles offering more mobility, protection, and firepower. The IFV variant has a crew of three including a driver, commander and gunner, and can accommodate up to eight infantrymen at the rear of the hull.
The IFV KF41 Lynx is fitted with a Lance 2.0 turret which is armed with a WOTAN 35mm automatic cannon. The Lance 2.0 turret can be also armed with the proven Rheinmetall 30mm MK 30-2/ABM cannon and one 7.62mm co-axial machine gun. The 30mm cannon has a maximum elevation and depression of +45 degrees and -10 degrees. The roof of the turret can be equipped with remotely-controlled Main Sensor Slaved Armament (MSSA) that works in conjunction with the commander’s panoramic sight and is armed with one M2QCB 12.7mm heavy machine gun. The lance turret can be configured in manned and unmanned versions operated from work stations within the hull rear.
The modular survivability systems of the Lynx provide unprecedented flexibility for customers to cope with the wide variety of threats faced across the spectrum of conflict. The ballistic and mine protection packages can be easily exchanged, even in the field if needed, while the full spectrum of threats has been taken into account, including roof protection against cluster munitions.
The KF41 Lynx is motorized with a 1,140 hp Liebherr engine coupled to Renk HSWL 256 automatic six-speed transmission. It can run at a maximum road speed of 70 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 500 km. The running gear has six road wheel stations per side, which guide a lightweight end connector track. The road wheels are mounted on a well-proven suspension system comprising swing arms with conventional torsion bars and damper systems which are both reliable and cost-efficient.
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