Woodward Turret Actuation

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    Woodward is a world leader in turret control systems and gun drives. Our Cadillac Gage® systems are for main battle tank and fighting vehicle applications. 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 systems.

    Our SmartDefense™ capabilities include a broad range of electric and hydraulic actuation components, and we continue to advance our Cadillac Gage® technologies for next generation fighting vehicles.

    We have extensive experience in system design and development for new and retrofit fighting vehicle applications requiring:


    • Elevation and traverse servos
    • Gun stabilization
    • Gyros
    • Laser range finders
    • Fire control
    • Displays and control handles
    • Health monitoring
    • Digital and analog system electronics and software
    • 270V and 610V power
    • High pressure hydraulics
    • Power conversion
    • Motor drives and electronics
    • Brushless DC motors, gears heads and position sensors

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    Woodward Integrated Systems for Turret and Gun Control 


    Along with upgrade programs for various fighting vehicles around the world, our systems experience includes the M60 Patton, LAV-105, and the Bradley IFV all electric system.

    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. 




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