Weapon stabilization systems and APU (all photos : Jenoptik)
Jenoptik supplies equipment for military land vehicles
On behalf of a German systems supplier, the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division will equip military land vehicles with turret and weapon stabilization systems and with 17-kW Auxiliary Power Units.
Jenoptik received the two orders, worth 13.5 million euros in total, from Rheinmetall, a leading German manufacturer of security and defense technology. Until the end of 2015, Jenoptik will supply all-electric turret and weapon stabilization systems as well as 17-kW Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for retrofitting tanks of the Leopard 2 type, which will be delivered to the Republic of Indonesia. The stabilization systems contract was awarded at the end of March 2014 already, the APU contract followed in mid-April.
The turret and weapon stabilization systems serve to stabilize the turret and weapon even while driving. The APUs generate sufficient electrical on-board power even when the engine is not running. Compared to the systems previously used, these APUs provide a significantly improved performance due to their 17-kW power supply and compact design.
Jenoptik is one of Germany’s most important providers of subsystems and components in the area of security and defense technology. “The energy and stabilization systems are a central pillar of the Defense & Civil Systems division’s business. This new order contributes to securing about 900 workplaces at the four locations in Germany. We are delighted that we can again provide added value to our customer”, says Jenoptik President & CEO Michael Mertin.