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Tanks and Infantry Fighting Vehicles

M1A2 Abrams Battle TankTanks and infantry Fighting Vehicles are heavily armored and armed vehicles used for ground warfare. They provide mobile firepower and protection to ground forces. Tanks are equipped with powerful cannons, machine guns, and advanced targeting systems. Examples include the M2 Bradley and the M1 Abrams.


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Physical Properties Systems

Measuring the mass properties of products or components on a tank or infantry fighting vehicle is essential for ensuring proper vehicle performance, stability, and balance. It helps in optimizing design, improving maneuverability, and ensuring the overall effectiveness of the vehicle in combat situations. Types of products requiring mass properties measurements include:

  • Cameras and Sensors
  • Turrets and Periscopes
  • Gun Barrels
  • Armor Panels
  • Ammunition: 120mm, 105mm, 125mm
  • Engine and Powertrain Components: engine, transmission, drive shafts, and differentials
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Igniter Circuit Testers

It is essential to regularly test the igniter circuits of products on tanks or infantry fighting vehicles to ensure their reliability and effectiveness. Igniter circuit testers help in identifying any faults or malfunctions in the circuits, allowing for timely maintenance and repairs to ensure the proper functioning of these critical systems. Types of products requiring ICT’s:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Automatic cannons
  • Smoke Grenade Launchers
  • Active Protection Systems
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Pressure and Temperature Systems

Temperature, torque, and force calibrators are essential for maintaining the accuracy and reliability of various products and components on tanks and IFVs. By regularly calibrating the instrumentation, support tools and systems, operators can ensure precise measurements, accurate data acquisition, and safe operations of the vehicle and its associated systems. Types of products requiring the use of pressure, temperature, torque, measurement instruments include:

  • Engine gauges
  • Transmission and Drivetrain
  • Suspension System: springs, shock absorbers, linkages
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Weapon Systems
  • Maintenance Tools and Equipment
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Instrument Cleaning and Contamination Prevention

Proper cleaning and contamination prevention of shipboard and vehicle instruments is essential for their optimal performance, longevity, and reliability. It helps in ensuring accurate targeting, effective operation, and the overall readiness of the ship or vehicle. Additionally, high purity and oxygen cleanliness requirements are required to ensure combustible contaminants are not introduced into oxygen rich systems like Divers Life Support Equipment. Types of products requiring instrument cleaning and contamination prevention include:

  • Pneumatic and hydraulic pressure gauges and sensors
  • Breathing Air and Filtration Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems: turret rotation, weapon stabilization, suspension control
  • Divers Life Support Equipment
  • Hydrogen and LOX systems, lines and gauges.

Thermal Systems

Heat flux sensors, infrared radiometers, and thermocouples are used to monitor and assess the thermal conditions of Tanks and Fighting Vehicles. They help detect and manage issues such as excessive heat generation, thermal stress, or cooling inefficiencies. By providing real-time temperature data and heat transfer measurements, these sensors contribute to the safe and effective operation of Tanks and Fighting Vehicles in various operational conditions. Types of products requiring thermal systems include:

  • Engine: cylinders, exhaust system, and cooling system
  • Gun Barrel
  • Exhaust System: exhaust gases, exhaust pipes, and muffler
  • Braking System: brake discs, pads, and calipers
  • Armor Protection
  • Electrical Components: motors, generators, power distribution systems.
  • Cooling System: radiator, coolant hoses, and heat exchangers
  • Gun Barrel in situ temperature measurements during rapid firing events