RENK to assemble armed vehicle transmissions

Tracked vehicle transmission manufacturer RENK has signalled local assembly of its transmission systems should the Rheinmetall Lynx infantry fighting vehicle be selected in a competition to supply the Australian army.

German-based RENK would assemble and test transmissions in Brisbane should Rheinmetall be successful in its Land 400 Phase 3 bid.

RENK’s facility would supply Lynx which would be built at Rheinmetall’s military vehicle centre of excellence at Redbank in Brisbane as well as regional customers.

Its fully digital transmissions are used in forty types of military vehicles and provide all a vehicle’s driving, steering and braking functions as well as gear changes for accelerating and pivoting.

Three Lynx vehicles are taking part in risk mitigation activity over the next 12 months in competition with Korea’s Hanwha AS21 Redback vehicle.

Land 400 Phase 3 contracts will be worth between $18 billion and $27 billion.

Picture: RENK transmission

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