The company’s Defense Division will be showcasing its Composite Rubber Track (CRT) technology, in partnership with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) during Eurosatory 2022. The ASCOD vehicle will be equipped with CRT – one of the mobility options which is offered to customers by GDELS. This demonstrates the versatility of ASCOD, its ease of integration with CRT, allows customers to select the best capabilities, based on their operational and peacetime needs.
The ASCOD being displayed at Soucy’s Booth (Hall 6 Booth K177), will be one of three platforms at the exhibition in collaboration with GDELS. This ASCOD is equipped with a Counter-UAS system, benefiting from the reduced vibration synonymous with Soucy’s CRT. ASCOD has been designed from the ground up with modularity in mind and is offered in several configurations and weight classes depending on the customer’s need. Soucy’s integration of CRT highlights the flexibility of the platform to operate with alternative track systems. Since the first ASCOD in the 1990’s, a lot of improvements have been made but still the concept of the vehicle holds on its modularity based in its Common Base Platform (CBP) which provides a great adaptability and scalability and allows cost-efficient maintenance and worldwide ILS.
GDELS’s acceptance of new technologies is key for armoured vehicles in the future. Mobility upgrades, such as Soucy’s CRT, will increase operational availability, reduce maintenance hours/cost and ease the logistic burden on the supply chain.
The defence Business Development (BD) teams will be on hand throughout EUROSATORY – Hall 6 Booth K177 – to answer any questions about the technology.
About CRT Tracks
- Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
- Reduced vibration (up to 70%), noise (up to 13dB), thermal signature, braking distance, vehicle weight (up to 50%) and fuel consumption (up to 30%).
- Reduced vehicle crew fatigue.
- Significant reduction in life cycle costs and virtually maintenance free.
- Elimination of damage to infrastructure.
Soucy has been established for 50 years and specialize in the design, development, and manufacturing of CRT. Soucy supply a variety of components and parts for major manufacturers of power sport, industrial, agricultural and Defense vehicles around the world. Since entering the Defense market 26 years ago, the demand for Soucy’s products has grown, and now being utilised in 12 counties worldwide. Soucy’s expertise and knowledge of rubber track applications lie in compounding and track construction. The key elements in exceeding the specifications of traditional Steel Tracks and meeting customer requirements is the relationship between the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and rubber heat generation, this balance is critical in the design of CRT. www.soucy-defense.com