video-banner
none

MILITARY VEHICLES STABILISED BY RACECAR SUSPENSION

15-09-2016
by 
in 

As part of a continuing effort to ensure the safety and stability of tactical military vehicles, Supashock is taking the racetrack shock absorption tech to the military.

South Australian company Supashock has worked in motor sport since 2013, making a name for itself by launching its first product at the 2013 ADAC GT Masters, running alongside bigname brands like BMW and Mercedes Benz.

Now, it's using its experience with damping controls and shock absorbtion to augment Rheinmetall Defence Australia's HX series military trucks.

"We ventured into 4WD's and then progressed into mining and developed an underground system that helps prevent back injuries," said managing director Oscar Fiorinotto.

"In defence, rollowver mitigation is a big thing, and our passive system is extremely responsive; it enables the user to have better ride quality without the extreme damping force."

With the new shock absorbers fitted, their air-spring system allows the vehicles to remain much more stable both stationary and while mobile, making loading and unloading cargo safer and reducing rollover potential.

"We were able to tailor the system and developed an active product for the defence force," said Oscar.

The shock absorbers can be fitted quickly, within a day, and requires no modification for an existing chassis as the module fits completely into the existing setup .

"It has the same productivity that you'd find in our other products, but with the reliability that defence needs to have."

Related news & editorials

  1. 23.08.2019
    23.08.2019
    by      In
    Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, has commenced Queensland’s first renewable hydrogen project at its production facility in Bulwer Island, Brisbane.
    The $3.1 million end-to-end renewable hydrogen supply project has received $950,000 of funding from the Australian... Read More
  2. 22.08.2019
    22.08.2019
    by      In
    Kingfield Galvanizing, located in the northern Melbourne suburb of Somerton, has been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative companies. The prestigious annual Most Innovative Companies list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a... Read More
  3. 21.08.2019
    21.08.2019
    by      In
    Australian quantum cybersecurity specialist QuintessenceLabs is leading a project to develop a new breed of microchip-scale quantum random number generators to improve IoT security.
    The consortium also includes the University of New South Wales, the Australian Semiconductor Technology Company,... Read More
  4. 20.08.2019
    20.08.2019
    by      In
    The first electric cargo van assembled by the Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Group (ACE-EV) has been revealed at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.
    The venue was significant, as the innovation hub is located in the former Mitsubishi Motors main assembly... Read More