Military Vehicle Suspension

Horstman Defence Systems Limited

Horstman are a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of military vehicle suspension systems. Based in Bath England, we have a wide range of proven solutions covering hydraulic rotary dampers, hydropneumatic suspension wheel stations and optional suspension features such as lockout, variable ride height/loading and adaptive damping.

The Company have produced the suspension solution for the Warrior family of vehicles, AS90 SPG, Challenger MBT, Bionix, K9 Thunder SPG, Ulan IFV and Kentaurus IFV. We have also developed suspension solutions for the Leclerc MBT, Vextra, AMX 13, TACOM 10x10, Qinetiq 6x6, M109, M113, and Scorpion.more

Horstman’s latest programmes are with M777 and the next generation of rapid deployment vehicles – FCS & FRES. For M777, the Company supplies the complete suspension package with adjustable height system used when the gun is brought in and out of action. For FCS and FRES, Horstman have developed a high performance suspension system based on their proven technology but packaged into the road arm of the suspension unit. This offers a lightweight, compact, high performance unit with low life cycle costs.

Horstman are also supplying major components of the running gear on the British Army Terrier engineer vehicle including the Hydrogas Suspension with Lockout.

Whatever type of military vehicle you are building or upgrading, Horstman offer a one-stop-shop for the optimum suspension solution and running gear components.less


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Horstman Defence Systems Limited
Locksbrook Road
BA1 3EX, Bath
United Kingdom

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