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Rheinmetall has successfully completed demonstration trials of the Soucy Composite Rubber Track (CRT) system on the LYNX KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) in Australia, the company writes in a press release. Rheinmetall Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart said the CRT demonstration confirmed the LYNX IFV was capable of utilising both steel and composite rubber tracks.

“The vehicle was reconfigured from its base steel track system to the CRT, successfully demonstrating vehicle operation on the CRT system and then returned to the base steel track configuration.

With the flexibility of the CRT fitted to the LYNX, the platform can be configured for a lighter all up weight (due to weight saving in track) to allow easier air transportation and to potentially reduce overall running costs through the service life of the vehicles, according to Rheinmetall.