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Ricardo Defense to supply safety-critical systems for US Army Humvee upgrades

The US Army has awarded Ricardo Defense has been awarded a $20 million deal to continue supplying safety-critical systems to modernize the Army’s Humvee fleet.

The agreement provides for the supply of anti-lock braking system/electronic stability control (ABS/ESC) upgrade kits.

Ricardo’s ABS/ESC system integrates a complete set of solutions for vehicle architecture, ensuring the safety of both soldiers and operators during critical missions.

Features include anti-lock braking, electronic stability control, active rollover protection, traction control and improved brake calipers, pads and rotors.

“This latest award demonstrates Ricardo’s ability to solve complex challenges for legacy systems that require a forward-looking end-to-end solution,” said President Ricardo Defense. Chet Grichan the statement said.

“In line with our core values ​​of sustainable, safe and intelligent mobility, the successful deployment of Ricardo’s safety-critical ABS/ESC system ensures that Soldier and operator safety remains at the forefront of every training and operational mission.”

Previous partnerships

Earlier this year, Ricardo already delivered more than 11,000 ABS/ESC systems to the US military.

The Agreement from July 2022 cost more than $18 million.

In a statement, Ricardo said more than 7,000 new production or recapitalized Humvees have been delivered to the U.S. military with the company’s ABS/ESC technology installed.

“We are very proud to support the cause of the US Army [of] ensuring that Soldier safety remains a top priority throughout every mission,” Grichan said at the time.

Humvee safety concerns

Thanks With the Humvee’s numerous safety concerns, last month the US Army awarded AM General a $733 million contract to develop Extended Capacity Vehicle (ECV) variant..

The light tactical vehicle will have improved suspension, brakes, corrosion protection, cooling system and a more powerful engine for better performance.

In August two US Air Force soldiers were wounded after their Humvee crashed in Weld County, Colorado.

The Colorado State Patrol reported that four soldiers were inside the military vehicle, and the two wounded were taken to the hospital by helicopter.

A June 2022 accident killed a 19-year-old cadet participating in training at the Sailor Creek training ground.

Two other cadets were injured and were transported St. Alphonsus Hospital.

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