(Christchurch, 21.10.2010) Armored combat vehicle systems integrators at the General Dynamics Land Systems division in Sterling Heights, Mich., needed rotary protentiometers for the U.S. Army's Stryker combat vehicle. They found their solution from The Curtiss-Wright Controls Penny + Giles segment in Christchurch, England.
General Dynamics awarded Curtiss-Wright a $300,000-per-year contract for the lifetime of the Stryker armored vehicle, which includes retrofitting existing Stryker military land vehicles. The rotary potentiometer sensors are located in the suspension of the Stryker and provide feedback for ride, height, and control.
The contract calls for delivery of the rotary potentiometers beginning this fall to the General Dynamics factory in London, Ontario.