Woodward Defense Vehicle Controls and Systems


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    Woodward is a world leader in defense vehicle control systems and components. Our Cadillac Gage® systems are known the world over for main battle tank and fighting vehicle gun and turret controls.

    The U.S. M1 series of main battle tanks, one of the best main battle tanks in the world, incorporates Woodward’s Cadillac Gage® integrated turret drive, gun control and stabilization system. Our SCUL™ RWS (Remote Weapon Station) was developed for armored, tactical, and logistics vehicle applications, and was selected by the U.S. Marine Corps for its M1A2 ILWS (Integrated Loader’s Weapon Station) requirement.

    Our SmartDefense™ capabilities include a broad line of defense vehicle actuation and control products for discrete component and system level applications, including:

    • Hydraulic and electric servo actuators
    • Gyros
    • Control handles
    • Brushless DC motors, gears heads and position sensors
    • Drive electronics
    • Digital and analog system electronics and software


    We continue to advance our product and systems technologies for next generation vehicles including:

    • High pressure hydraulic systems
    • 270V and 610V electric systems
    • Digital electronic controls


    Woodward is at the forefront of providing reliable and affordable, advanced technology defense vehicle solutions. For more information or assistance with your particular application, contact us at SmartDefense@Woodward.com. 




     Cadillac Gage® is the registered trademark of Textron Innovations, Inc.