Jenoptik Participating in the Modernization of the Leopard 2 Tank for the Bundeswehr
The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems segment will provide digital electric gun turret drive systems to a total value of more than 12 million euros.
Deliveries will start in mid-2018 and continue until 2022. Jenoptik´s Electric Gun Turret Drive Systems GTdrive® are for the most part maintenance-free and generate less waste heat in the tank interior. They generally align the turret and weapon of the tank stably while driving.
The refitting of the Leopard 2 tanks is being carried out by a large German systems provider for the Bundeswehr. With state-of-the-art electrical gun turret drives, Jenoptik is the global partner for the upgrade of the Leopard 2, having also received orders in recent years for the modernization and new production programs of the tank. Jenoptik is working closely with national and international system providers on the basis of long-term partnerships.
About Jenoptik and its Defense & Civil Systems segment
As an integrated photonics company, Jenoptik is active in the three segments Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems.
The Defense & Civil Systems segment develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications.The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The segment’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation systems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the Jenoptik products and customer systems are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years.The mechatronic products include diesel-electric gensets, electrical machines such as alternators, electric motors or converters, power electronics, heating systems and control units as well as lift systems and rescue hoists. They are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicles, rail and aircraft equipment. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders which are primarily used in automation technology, as well as security technology and military reconnaissance.