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. 20.08.2018
    20.08.2018
    by      In
    Luxaflex Window Fashions is one of the latest manufacturers to take action against rising energy costs, revealing a 2080-strong solar panel installation on the roof of its Sydney manufacturing facility.
    Reckoned to be the world’s largest installation of Sunpower P19 panels, the solar array will... Read More
  2. 20.08.2018
    20.08.2018
    by      In
    The government’s support for the defence industry looks to be bearing fruit, with Defence Export Controls revealing a 25% increase in the number of defence and dual-use export permit applications received in the last quarter of 2017–18 compared with the same period in 2016-2017.
    Minister for... Read More
  3. 16.08.2018
    16.08.2018
    by      In
    Following extensive growth of the business, Beacon Solar (a division of Beacon Lighting Group) has changed its business (trading) name to Beacon Energy Solutions.
    Beacon Solar has been in the energy efficiency/solar market for more than 10 years, with the business initially offering residential... Read More
  4. 15.08.2018
    15.08.2018
    by      In
    BHP’s new $4.8 billion South Flank iron ore mine in the Pilbara is expected to create about 2500 jobs during construction and 600 ongoing roles. But local fabricators are quire rightly up in arms about the company’s decision to award the contract for 20,000 tonnes of structural steel work to... Read More