Horstman signs contract to produce new Final Drives for the AFV430 Bulldog armoured vehicle

Source: Hortsman

Following a competition Horstman has been awarded a new contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the manufacture of new Final Drives for the AFV430 Bulldog armoured vehicle. As part of the award Horstman has committed to taking action in support of the UK MOD’s climate change goals, economic equality and equal opportunity.

This award follows many years of production and support to the British Army’s armoured fleet including Warrior, AS90, Terrier and a current project to upgrade the Challenger tank’s Hydrogas.

Final Drives are an important element in the drive train of an armoured vehicle. Installed on the left and right sides, they transmit all drive, brake, and steering functions from the transmission to the track. The RENK Group has a long history of designing and manufacturing high quality final drives and we are bringing those values to the UK for this contract.

This contract maintains our long heritage of providing combat mobility solutions in support of the British Army and clearly demonstrates our excellent relationship and proven quality as a global and UK supplier. Horstman are proud of our decades’ long relationship in support of the British Army and as part of the RENK Group we look forward to supporting the UK MOD into the future.

“This was a tight competition and we are honoured to be selected.” says Ian Pain, CEO Horstman Group. “This is testament to our commercial, project and delivery teams – and our valued supply chain partners – who have all worked hard to win this new work.”



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