Jenoptik receives follow-up contracts for retrofitting Leopard 2 tanks
Category: Defence Industry
The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems segment is to supply 17-kilowatt auxiliary power units and electric turret and weapon stabilization for the Leopard 2 tank.
Jenoptik was awarded the contracts at the beginning of 2017 as a part of a Polish modernization program for the Leopard 2 tank. The Group will supply 126 of the 17-kilowatt auxiliary power units to the Polish company ZM Bumar Labedy S. A. The company Rheinmetall Defence will receive another seven of these units as well as ten electric turret and weapon stabilization systems.
The contracts worth 10.6 million euros will be processed in cooperation with Polish subcontractors. Delivery is scheduled for the years 2017 to 2020.
The electric turret and weapon stabilization systems replace the hydraulic systems used to date. They are for the most part maintenance-free and generate less heat inside the tank. Basically these systems steadily align the turret and weapon while the tank is in motion. The compact auxiliary power units reliably generate electrical energy for the on-board system in the smallest possible space while the engine is switched off.
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.