Curtiss-Wright Company introduced that it has been awarded a contract by Rheinmetall BAE Programs Land (RBSL) to supply its turret drive stabilization expertise to be used within the weapons system on the British Military’s Challenger 3 Predominant Battle Tank. Underneath the contract, valued at roughly $25 million, Curtiss-Wright will provide RBSL with its cost-effective, scalable Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) and different system elements in assist of the UK MOD’s tank improve program. Curtiss-Wright’s TDSS aiming and stabilization system will present the Challenger 3 with the power to take care of goal location accuracy and exact turret stabilization, even whereas transferring at full pace. The TDSS uniquely permits system designers to improve and add stabilization performance as mission necessities change, permitting system integrators to decide on the appropriate degree of movement management and stability for the platform.

“The turret movement system supplied by Curtiss-Wright shall be elementary to the operation of the tank, and our two firms have labored carefully collectively for a number of years to make sure Challenger 3 would profit from this spectacular functionality,” stated Dr Marco Noeding, RBSL Managing Director. “We’re more than happy to attain this newest milestone and sit up for commencing the subsequent part of our relationship by the demonstration, manufacture and through-life.”


Rheinmetall – BAE Programs Land Challenger 3 Predominant Battle Tank

“Curtiss-Wright’s choice on this important floor car improve program highlights RBSL’s belief in Curtiss-Wright’s turret drive stabilization expertise and exemplifies our place as a pacesetter in aiming and stabilization options to the worldwide protection business,” stated Lynn M. Bamford, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Company. “Moreover, our protection electronics expertise brings new ranges of stability, reliability and high-precision movement management to the bottom car market. We sit up for persevering with our assist of RBSL’s growth of the Challenger 3 program.”

Challenger 3 (CR3) is a deliberate third technology[citation needed] British important battle tank in growth for the British Military. Will probably be produced by conversion of current Challenger 2 tanks by the British/German Rheinmetall BAE Programs Land three way partnership. The British Military’s upgraded Challenger 3 car shall be a network-enabled, digital Predominant Battle Tank with state-of-the-art lethality, upgraded survivability, and world-class surveillance and goal acquisition capabilities. The brand new turret construction and improved survivability programs present the best normal of safety for the crew. The long-range commander and gunner major sights will embrace computerized goal detection and acquisition. This answer additionally offers important progress potential in all Predominant Battle Tank key functionality areas with the brand new bodily, digital and electrical structure.