Development & Testing

Development & Testing

Detailed Testing is a key element of Horstman’s product engineering. We draw upon a large sum of experience, to produce testing specific to individual vehicle applications in cooperation with our Customers

Product development tests are conducted using in-house test rigs and at external test facilities. Testing conducted includes structural, shock, vibration, environmental, climatic from individual components to complete wheel stations.

Horstman bespoke design numerous tests to generate results which are representative of vehicle usage and operation or to correlate to FEA models/simulations. Testing is also derived from sources including Legislative Standards, OEM requirements and Customer load cases.

Horstman enthusiastically support vehicle testing activities conducted by our Customers including vehicle trials and data collection, providing on-site Engineering Support where required.

We are committed to the continuous development of our products to improve performance whilst reducing space, weight and cost of ownership. Our objective is always to add value to our Customers’ products, to our mutual benefit

Latest News

M109A7 enters service with Horstman suspension

Military personnel and defence contractors celebrated delivery of the first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony on April 9. "The M109A7 stands at the vanguard of a series of ground combat modernization upgrades, which will significantly enhance the Army's combat fleet for decades to come," said Heidi Shyu, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. Horstman Inc based in Sterling Heights Michigan designed, developed and manufactured the hydraulic high performance rotary damper system which provides the vehicle with an exceptional cross country mobility as well as chassis stability during firing.

IDEF Exhibition Turkey 5 - 8 May 2015

Come along and say hello! We are in Salon 2, UK Pavilion stand 216/D. We are showing the Timoney designed 9 ton independent axle system manufactured in conjunction with Texelis complete with our Horstman advanced next generation suspension system. Horstman’s suspensions are standard fit on the Tulpar IFV and the Pars 6x6 Armoured Combat Vehicle, as well as the British Army TERRIER Engineer Vehicle, Korean K9/K10 family of tracked vehicles, US Paladin PIM program and the German Army Puma IFV. Horstman can offer new and innovative suspension systems as well as upgrades for tracked and wheeled armored fighting vehicles

Horstman selected for Upgraded Spearfish

Horstman is proud to announce that we have been selected to design and manufacture the modified fuel tank of the upgraded version of BAE Systems Spearfish.