Lockheed Martin to use turret drive servo system from Curtiss-Wright Controls for Scout reconnaissance vehicle

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, 7 May 2011. Lockheed Martin officials selected Curtiss-Wright Controls' turret drive servo system for England's new Scout reconnaissance vehicle. The system provides weapon stabilization for tracked combat vehicles.

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NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, 7 May 2011. Lockheed Martin officials selected Curtiss-Wright Controls' turret drive servo system for England's new Scout reconnaissance vehicle. The system provides weapon stabilization for tracked combat vehicles.
Curtiss-Wright will design, develop, and manufacture the turret drive servo system at the company's Motion Control facility in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The contract, which is for the demonstration phase of the program with an option for production deliveries, continues through December 2013.
The Scout vehicle is a new medium-weight armored reconnaissance ground vehicle designed for deployment on rapid intervention, enduring peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations and for support to high intensity, major combat operations. Lockheed Martin U.K. has been awarded the contract from General Dynamics U.K. to deliver the turret for the Scout reconnaissance vehicle, which will replace the British army's Scimitar vehicle.

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