Turret Aiming and Stabilisation Drive System

Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology is part of the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division, and has been a global leader in the development and manufacturing of electromechanical systems used in the industrial and defence industries for more than 60 years, providing both industries with comprehensive solutions for all customer requirements, as well as cost-effective options through the use of standard products. This means we have a solution for any size programme.

Our core competency is the development of customised drive solutions through customer partnerships. Following the V-Model for system development guarantees well-defined processes, and leads to the success of large, complex projects using state-of-the-art methodologies.

As a Swiss company, quality, reliability, and environmental protection are the foundation of our business. High-quality standards are met through use of sophisticated test equipment, centralised quality and lean management, compliance to the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS), the regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and model based software development in accordance with EN 61508.

Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology is certified according to ISO 9001:2008.

In air, ground and naval defence, aerospace and border security applications, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a division of Curtiss-Wright, is an industry-leading supplier of sophisticated electronics products.

We are recognised around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of rugged solutions, built from the ground up to deliver optimal, reliable performance at sea, on the ground, in the air, or in space.

Our expansive range of industry-leading products includes boards and subsystems, flight test and avionics, turret aiming and stabilisation, shipboard helicopter handling, and instrumentation and control systems.

Modern armoured land vehicles are vitally important on today’s battlefield. Due to their size and speed, they can often be an obvious target, traversing rugged, harsh terrain. Their armour and weaponry becomes essential for self-protection.

The ability to accurately locate a target and stabilise the shot while moving out of the line-of-sight could make all the difference.

The Curtiss-Wright Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) is designed to offer a flexible choice of standard configurations, with a clear upgrade path from a manually operated system to a Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) with excellent stabilisation that is globally recognised for its high-performance and reliability.

The system is made up of building blocks to enable a selection of modular components and functionalities, creating an aiming and
stabilisation solution that meets your needs. Standard system configuration enables you to jump-start your programme by getting
to demo and production quickly.

Additionally, the time and cost of requirements definition is reduced through preconfigured products.

These building blocks allow easy adaptation to different turrets to meet the end user’s dynamic performance and precision expectations. The unique modularity of the TDSS enables an upgrade path from a lower cost solution to a fully stabilised system.

Pre-defined system configurations are available that start with an expandable manual drive, easily converting to an electromechanically driven system. The motor controllers include the electrical interfaces that enable an upgrade path from the electromechanical drive to a fully stabilised system.

If it’s a small gun or a Main Battle Tank (MBT) turret that needs to be moved electrically or requires sophisticated stabilisation, the TDSS can be configured to meet your needs.

The TDSS is comprised of three different upgradeable configurations that provide a range of aiming and stabilisation functionality, matched to the needs of your mission across the full range of turret sizes. Each configuration includes a range of selectable options that increase system performance and functionality.

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