Cook Defence Systems (CDS) has been selected to provide tracks for the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) as part of Rheinmetall’s bid for LAND 400 Phase 3.
The Lynx is currently undergoing risk mitigation activity trials in Australia after being shortlisted for the LAND 400 Phase 3 IFV requirement.
Rheinmetall says it selected the CDS TR40 track for its lightweight, durability and reliability. Similar TR40 tracks are in-service on the British Army’s AJAX IFVs being built by General Dynamics UK.
“Our proposed TR40 track will have a strong contribution from Australian industry thanks to our long-standing partnership with Mackay Rubber in Victoria,” Director of Cook Defence Systems, William Crook said in a statement.
Rheinmetall says Mackay’s track pads are made from an advanced, durable rubber formulation and are proven to provide world-leading durability in the most demanding environments.
In a statement, Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart, added, “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.”
The KF41 Lynx will be displayed with the Cook Defence Systems track fitted at the LAND FORCES Expo in Brisbane from June 1-3.