Woodward Gimbals and Motion Platforms

    Multi-Axis Motion Platforms for Precision Positioning and Tracking

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    Woodward is highly skilled in developing precision, gimbaled motion platforms for aerospace and defense applications. Our component and systems expertise covers the brushless dc motor, gearing, position feedback, control electronics, and software technologies for a wide range of applications including:


    • Radars
    • Seekers
    • Antennae
    • Cameras
    • Telescopes
    • Lasers
    • Target designators
    • Instruments
    • Search Lights

    In addition to system engineering and integration skills, Woodward is expert in the design, development, and manufacture of all hardware and software elements required for complex, multi-axis, pan-and-tilt motion platform requirements.


    Our gimbal systems are used in the USAF Global Hawk, U.S. Navy H-60 helicopters, and international space station, among other applications. Leading prime contractors look to Woodward for Affordable Precision™ actuation solutions on their next generation and advanced system developments.

    Woodward is at the forefront of providing reliable and affordable advanced technology motion system solutions. For more information or assistance with your particular application, review our website content or email us at SmartDefense@Woodward.com.