’s Defense Solutions, that was selected by John Cockerill Defense (JCD) to provide turret drive stabilisation technology for use in the weapons system used onboard the new Combat Boat that JCD is supplying to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright will supply John Cockerill Defense with its cost-effective, scalable Turret Drive Servo System (TDSS) to provide the aiming and stabilisation functionalities of the Combat Boat’s Cockerill 3030 series weapons system.

The Combat Boat, which features both manned and unmanned onboard weapons systems, will enable the Indonesian MoD to quickly respond to piracy threats in its territorial waters. Curtiss-Wright’s TDSS will deliver target location accuracy and precise turret stabilisation with the flexibility required by system integrators to define and deploy exact solutions. Further, the TDSS will uniquely enable system designers to upgrade and add stabilisation functionality as their mission requirements change.

“We are very pleased to have been selected to support John Cockerill Defense’s innovative Combat Boat with our turret drive stabilisation technology,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “This exciting naval platform will represent the first shipboard deployment of our industry-leading high precision, modular TDSS solution. Proven in ground vehicles around the world, TDSS is a highly rugged robust stabilisation system ideal for use in harsh environments on land or at sea.”

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. The use of 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 stabilisation solution that their platform requires – from a manually operated drive all the way up to a highly sophisticated, stabilised drive system – while streamlining enhancements and/or system modification for use on different platforms. This approach is significantly more cost-effective and flexible than traditional bespoke aiming and stabilisation system alternatives. TDSS system components can be easily adapted for use 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 JCD in Belgium.


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