Actuation Solutions for Military Land Vehicles



Thomson has many years of experience providing creative, rugged solutions for automotive, mobile off highway, and aerospace markets. We've leveraged this expertise to develop solutions to meet the unique needs of military land vehicles. We can handle design, analysis, qualification and manufacturing with resources in both the US and UK – providing custom and COTS ball screws and actuators to meet specific application requirements. Contact us to find out more about our military land vehicle capabilities and discuss specific application needs.

 Featured Solutions

  • Armor (Actuated)
  • Suspension
  • Electric Brakes
  • Seat Actuation
  • Mast Systems
  • Weapons systems (charging)
  • Auto Hitch (trailer)
  • Ambulance conversion
  • Cargo Handling
  • Engine Systems
  • Utility Actuation
  • Door/Hatch Actuation


Call us today to get the most out of your ball screw and actuator applications.


Why Thomson Aerospace & Defense?

Capability. We have the expertise to handle the design, development, analysis, qualification and manufacturing of ball screws – or the entire electromechanical actuator. Involve us early and benefit long-term.

Solutions. Our products are built from proven, tested technology capable of meeting the strictest requirements. You can rely on our components to withstand harsh environments in the most rugged A&D applications.

Partnership. Our early involvement and integration mean improved design, superior delivery times, and lower development costs for you. Your engineers can focus on core competencies when you let Thompson A&D leverage ours.

Pedigree. We leverage more than 70 years of A&D engineering and application experience and knowledge. Our products are built from proven, tested technology capable of meeting the strictest requirements. Our global manufacturing footprint is unique in the industry, ensuring cost-effective, timely delivery.


Thomson Aerospace & Defense Capabilities


Manufacturing and Product:


  • Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steels
  • New Heat Treat Methods Supporting Increased Hardness Specifications
  • Materials Designed  To Lower Cost Of Ownership
  • Health Monitoring / On Demand Maintenance
  • Jam Resistant Recirculation Methods
  • Multiple Sites / Global Footprint
  • Low cost footprint to support long term commercial needs
  • High volume experience and capability
  • AS9100 Certified


Design Engineering

  • Finite Element, Structural, Thermal and Environmental Analysis, maintainability
  • 3D Solid Modeling using Unigraphics along Pro-Engineer™


Support Systems Engineering

  • Process and Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Reliability / Maintainability Engineering
  • Integrated Technical Manuals (IETM)


Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

  • Design to cost
  • New manufacturing Methods
  • Value Engineering Execution
  • Fast Prototyping Capabilities


Test Engineering / Facilities

  • Test Development
  • Endurance, Efficiency, No-Load Torque and Backlash tests
  • Static Fatigue and Strength tests
  • Environment testing: Salt Spray, Sand and Dust
  • Qualification
  • Analysis
  • Support


Quality Engineering

  • Manuals, CMM's
  • FA
  • Support
  • FMEA