Soucy’s Defense Division is exhibiting our Composite Rubber Track (CRT) system in the Canadian Pavilion–booth N4-140 at DSEI 2019 from 10-13 September.
We are showcasing our CRT technology on a Warrior vehicle kindly supplied by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL). The warrior family of vehicles is currently in service with the British Army and is one of its most capable vehicles.
The vehicle displayed is a one-off prototype developed by RBSL as a Mortar or Armoured Battlegroup Support Vehicle. The Warrior Automotive Improvement Programme(WAIP) for the MOD and Private Venture work with Soucy Defense to fit ContinuousRubber Track (CRT), are just some of the initiatives on offer to enhance the performance and reduce through-life costs of Warrior.
Soucy’s CRT system consists of a continuously cased rubber band structure, reinforced with a range of composite materials and steel cord. It weighs up to 50% lighter than steel track and offers a range of other benefits. SOUCY Defense Division requested NPrime to conduct new vibrational testing to capture data on the harshness of vibration experienced within specific locations where munitions are stored,as well as the impact of vibration on on-board electronics.
These test results, presented alongside our trials data from the Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU), shows how fitting Soucy’s CRT to an Armoured Vehicle can provide a 40% reduction in mean vibration, less Ordinance Munition and Explosive (OME) propellent compaction, which can increase ammunition life by up to 70%, as well as benefiting the platform electronics, the user and impacting on the total cost of ownership. Soucy are the only operationally proven rubber track provider for Armoured Fighting Vehicles.