FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Army selected an Elbit Systems of America subsidiary, Real-Time Laboratories, LLC (RTL) for the development of Turret Distribution Manifolds for the U.S. Army's M1 Abrams tank. Work for this award will be performed in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Turret Distribution Manifold is a hydraulic component, essential to the operations of the massive M1 Abrams tank, which takes commands from the control handles of both the gunner and commander of the tank. Those commands rotate the turret atop the vehicle, raise or lower the tank's gun barrel or load ammunition. This technology was designed by RTL and remains a trusted and dependable solution.
"Real-Time Laboratories has a long history with the M1 Abrams tank. We understand this platform and are continuing to refine various components, so they're optimal for the soldiers operating these large battle tanks," said Bob Knabe, general manager of RTL.
The company is currently producing seven components for the M1 Abrams tank.
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