Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will supply its electro-mechanical turret drive system upgrade kit to Raytheon as part of a turret drive and stabilization system upgrade solution for M60 and Challenger 1 main battle tanks.

The solution was designed to replaces older, slower, and less accurate hydraulic and hybrid-based turret stabilization systems. It significantly enhances precision, acceleration and speed of the battle tank’s turret.

The system is comprised of signal electronics; power electronics; power electronics; rotary traverse drive; linear elevation drive, dual-axis feedback gyroscope; feed forward, gyroscope; software for turret operation, interface between electronics and gun; hand controllers for the commander and gunner; and harness set.

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