Curtis-Wright has secured contract for the supply of the scalable tower servo system (TDSS) and other system components for the main battle tank Challenger 3 of the British Army.
The $ 25 million contract was awarded by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL).
TDSS is a guidance and stabilization system that will allow Challenger 3 tanks to maintain target position accuracy as well as maintain tower stabilization when in motion.
It also allows system designers to upgrade and add stabilizing functionality to meet different mission requirements.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation President and CEO Lynn M. Bamford said: “Curtiss-Wright’s choice for this significant ground upgrade program underscores RBSL’s confidence in Curtiss-Wright’s tower stabilization technology and illustrates our position as a leader in globalization and stabilization decisions. defense industry.
“In addition, our defense electronics technology brings new levels of stability, reliability and high-precision ground traffic control. We look forward to continuing our support for the development of RBSL’s Challenger 3 program. ”
In particular, RBSL upgraded 148 Challenger 3 tanks under a contract for £ 800 million. The digital, networked main battle tank will include several upgrades.
Commenting on the award, RBSL Managing Director Dr Marco Noding said: “The turret movement system provided by Curtiss-Wright will be essential to the operation of the tank and our two companies have been working closely together for several years. years to ensure that Challenger 3 takes advantage of this impressive capability. ”
In February this year, Thales UK secured a supply contract target systems for the main battle tanks Challenger 3.