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Jenoptik supplies electro-mechanical stabilization systems for military land vehicles

The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division will equip a total of 86 military vehicles with turret and weapon stabilization systems on behalf of a German Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Jenoptik received the order, worth 15.7 million euros, from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), a German manufacturer of security and defense technology. Jenoptik will deliver electro-mechanical turret and weapon stabilization systems to KMW for a total of 62 Leopard 2 tanks as well as for 24 howitzer (PzH 2000) vehicles. These systems stabilize and adjust the turret and weapon in these two vehicle types.

Jenoptik is one of Germany’s most important providers of subsystems and components in the area of security and defense technology. “This new order for land vehicles demonstrates that our solutions are at the cutting edge of technology. It also allows us to contribute to the safety of our soldiers”, says Jenoptik CEO Michael Mertin.

Jenoptik had already received various orders for defense technology in 2013. The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division also supplies target acquisition systems and mirror heads for the gunner targeting device on the Leopard 2 to another leading German OEM.

About Jenoptik and the Defense & Civil Systems division

As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik operates in the five divisions Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems division develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers then integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The division’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation subsystems and radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the products are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years.

The mechatronic products are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicle, rail and aircraft equipment. The competencies also extend across the technical focus areas of software development, metrology and control systems. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders and are primarily used in automation technology, environmental metrology, safety technology and military reconnaissance.