SANTA CLARITA, Calif., 5 Aug. 2005. Systems designers at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., needed weapons-control electronics for the Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS). They found their solution from Curtiss Wright Controls in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Curtiss-Wright engineers will provide the autoloader controller, replenisher controller, and turret system electronic unit (TSEU) for Stryker under terms of a $4 million contract from General Dynamics, Curtiss-Wright officials announced Aug. 4.
The autoloader controller works together with the TSEU to control loading and unloading of the MGS main gun. The autoloader also works with the Replenisher controller to transfer the main gun munitions from the replenisher to the ammunitions carousel.
Combined, the three systems will automate loading and ammunition replenishing of the Stryker gun for sustained high-fire rates. Deliveries will be from August 2005 to November 2006. The Stryker MGS variant uses a 105 millimeter cannon mounted in a low-profile turret integrated in the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV)-III chassis.
"The Stryker is the centerpiece of the U.S. Army's effort to transform itself into a more agile and deployable force and presently has variants operating in Iraq," says Dave Adams, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls.
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