The Horstman Group, an organization of the Renk Group, is happy to announce that Horstman InArm InArm® exterior suspension system has been chosen by Common Dynamics Land Methods (GDLS) and the US Military for the Cellular Protected Firepower (MPF) program. The Horstman InArm® was chosen from the outset due to its capability to supply superior mobility whereas on the similar time offering good trip high quality and a secure platform. The InArm® is a real externally mounted suspension system that eliminates the necessity for torsion bars, releasing important house declare contained in the hull and enhancing survivability. InArm® h supplies a development path to superior variable damping, lock-out and trip peak administration programs. This reduces weight and house in comparison with different hydro merchandise, HSU or coil options.

Horstman’s InArm® suspension unit is a self-contained spring and damper system that’s fully exterior to the automobile hull

Developed by Horstman within the mid-Nineties initially for the UK MODs Future Scout Cavalry System (FSCS) Tracer and US Military’s Future Fight System (FCS) applications, InArm® is designed to get rid of the necessity for torsion bars and to attenuate or get rid of highway arm penetration of the automobile hull. This permits the automobile designer to beat the inner packaging constraints, decrease the exterior packaging constraints, and overcome vulnerability to mine blast and crew publicity to the fragmentation that outcomes from torsion bars. The hydro-pneumatic suspension makes use of high-pressure nitrogen fuel and an integral oil damper which might be all contained inside the highway arm. Designed as probably the most environment friendly packaging house resolution, InArm® supplies a development path to superior variable damping, lock-out and trip peak administration programs.


 Horstman’s InArm® has the lowest weight and space claim of all armoured vehicle suspension systems
Horstman’s InArm® has the bottom weight and house declare of all armoured automobile suspension programs

“This program award represents a big milestone for Horstman. Whereas we have now had InArm® design and prototype manufacturing functionality in our Michigan-based facility for a while, this program might be our first charge manufacturing InArm® suspension program for our US staff. This manufacturing order considerably expands our international supply footprint and provides to our present UK-based excessive charge manufacturing applications for allied nations.” stated Ian Ache CEO of the Horstman Group.

 The U.S. Army announced the award of a $1.14 billion contract to General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, for the production and fielding of up to 96 Mobile Protected Firepower, or MPF, vehicles.
The U.S. Military introduced the award of a $1.14 billion contract to GDLS for the manufacturing of as much as 96 Cellular Protected Firepower (MPF).

Horstman – an organization of the RENK Group – has been headquartered in Bathtub since 1913, with enterprise items within the US, the UK and Canada. It delivers mobility options for the worldwide wheeled and armored markets’ hardest challenges. Horstman supplies world main design and manufacturing capabilities, with our clients benefiting from our time-tested pedigree in innovation, product improvement, manufacture and protection mission administration in heavy armored and tracked automobile suspension programs. Horstman designed and manufactured merchandise have been built-in for a few years all through a number of, battle confirmed, platforms for international clients. Headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, RENK Group is a globally main producer of high-quality transmissions, engines, hybrid drive programs, suspension programs, slide bearings, couplings and take a look at programs.