Eurosatory 2014

Filling the tanks (ES14E2)

17 June 2014

GKN Aerospace has delivered the first two fuel systems for the British Army’s Scout SV (Specialist Vehicle) programme.

The company is responsible for supplying the fuel systems for all six SV prototypes, and has now delivered the systems for the PMRS (protected mobility reconnaissance and support) infantry carrier and repair variants. The PMRS system is already installed in the vehicle hull for system integration trials.

Working under contract to the SV prime, General Dynamics European Land Systems, GKN Aerospace (Hall 5, Stand J522) has designed a system of four tanks and all associated equipment. Included is a lightweight filling system that allows the SV to refuel from a wide range of sources, from jerry cans to airport bowsers.

The tanks incorporate the latest in explosion suppression technology, while the external auxiliary tank is self-sealing to minimise the effects of small arms damage.

Development of the SV fuel system draws on experience gained from the Terrier combat engineer vehicle and Challenger 2E MBT development programmes.

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