The Defense Solutions division of Curtiss-Wright Corp. has been selected by General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services to the Austrian Army’s fleet of Ulan Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).
According to the contract, valued at over $10 million, Curtiss-Wright will replace the original electronic components used in the ground vehicle’s turret drive stabilization system and overhaul the vehicle’s mechanical components. Curtiss-Wright is a leading supplier of components based on the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for compatibility. The contract is scheduled to run through 2028.
Curtiss-Wright is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Ulan IFV turret drive servo system (TDSS) technology, almost 25 years ago (see image above). The TDSS allows system integrators to select the amount of aiming and stabilization required for an application, from manual operation to fully automated stabilization. The modular design of the TDSS speeds its integration into different vehicles and platforms.
The company can cost-effectively update and upgrade the components within the vehicles’ turret stabilization systems with a full understanding on how to balance enhanced performance with optimized cost savings. In addition to electronic components, Curtiss-Wright said it can overhaul mechanical components in the systems at far greater savings than an alternative supplier.