The agreement provides cost-effective replacement/overhaul of the original Ulan IFV turret drive system electronic components and mechanical hardware.
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it was selected by General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services to help extend the operational life of the Austrian Army’s fleet of Ulan Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV). Under the contract, valued 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. The contract began in February 2023 and is scheduled to run through the end of 2028.
Curtiss-Wright’s MRO services will help keep Austria’s Ulan Infantry Fighting Vehicle fleet at the optimal operational state for decades. As the original supplier, almost twenty-five years ago, of the Ulan IFV’s turret stabilization technology, Curtiss-Wright can cost-effectively update the electronic components on the vehicle using one-to-one fit, form and function replacements. Even better, as the original OEM, Curtiss-Wright can overhaul the system’s mechanical components at far more significant cost savings than having an alternative supplier replace the vehicle’s turret drive hardware.
About Curtiss-Wright’s Turret Drive Servo System
The TDSS uses a modular architecture and standard system configurations, which speeds system development and enables programs to reach demonstration and production phases more rapidly. Using preconfigured TDSS system components also reduces the time and costs associated with the requirements definition process.
The TDSS enables system integrators to select the exact aiming and stabilization solution their platform requires – from a manually operated drive to a highly sophisticated, stabilized drive system – while streamlining enhancements and/or system modification for use on different platforms. This approach is more cost-effective and flexible than traditional bespoke aiming and stabilization system alternatives. TDSS system components can be easily adapted on different ground vehicle turrets to meet dynamic program requirements, including performance and precision.
The TDSS products covered by the contract are designed at Curtiss-Wright’s Drive Technology facility in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland. Curtiss-Wright is shipping the products to General Dynamics European Land Systems in Vienna, Austria.