Rheinmetall shows a new 130mm Kf-51 superior firepower tank

BERLIN ($1=0.95 Euros) — Germany’s Rheinmetall has announced that it will unveil new systems, including the Kf-51 battle tank, at the Eurosatory 2022 international exhibition on June 13th. The news was officially announced by the German company in a press release.

Rheinmetall shows a new 130mm Kf-51 superior firepower tank
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According to the company, in the relevant announcement, “Kf-51 is the newest member of the family of armored combat vehicles Rheinmetall. The platform sets new standards in each category – mortality, survival, mobility, networking, and recognition. The main armament of 130 mm and other systems give the Kf-51 superior firepower. The car will be presented at a ceremony on June 13 at 14:00. “

The announcement does not provide further details on the characteristics and performance of the new tank, or whether it is a stand-alone proposal of the company or part of the company’s proposal for the new MGCS [Main Ground Combat System] battle tank, which was developed jointly by Germany and France. The MGCS program aims to replace the 2035 Leopard-2 and Leclerc tanks.

Rheinmetall unveiled Lynx 120 light tank

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that in mid-February this year the German company presented its version of the 120mm light tank – Lynx 120. This is a light tank that has a basic 120mm smoothbore gun taken from Leopard 2. The remaining firepower is a mechanized version of the firepower of Lynx KF 41. It turns out that the Lynx KF 41 has also given the chassis to be integrated into the new Lynx 120.

Rheinmetall showed a powerful 120mm light tank with PnP and .50 cal. MG
Photo credit: Rheinmetall

The Dusseldorf-based company says the Lynx 120 is a combined mix of mobility, firepower, lethality, and survival. Lynx 120 is lighter than Lynx KF 41. The tank has integrated adaptive protection, and the architecture is based on the principle of “plug-and-play” [PnP]. This is a good solution, as the PnP architecture allows future upgrades to be performed quickly and cheaply. At the same time, the PNP architecture allows the vehicle to be quickly adapted to NATO standards under certain conditions.

Rheinmetall thinks of the Lynx 120 as a combat system – maximum operational productivity, an advantage in logistics processes, and cost reduction. All this, combined with the provision of maximum mortality, firepower, and defense technology, can make the Lynx 120 desirable for the ground forces of many armies around the world.

The Lynx 120 is already involved in some projects around the world, such as the acquisition of new armored vehicles for Australia and Slovakia, as well as the US OMFV program. Hungary has already become the first country in the world to acquire the Lynx platform nearly two years ago.


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