Engineering Solutions for Armed Forces
The Military Tactical Trailer Suspension is proven to meet the mobility requirements for tactical vehicles fitted with independent suspensions, without reducing vehicle top speed. The suspension was developed specifically for military operation and provides a unique combination of trailing arm and high articulation walking beam technology. The combination delivers high roll stiffness with low vertical stiffness. Additionally, over 2,000 Link tactical trailer suspensions are in service with the British Army, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and NASA.
Key features of the Military TTS are durability and reliability; two features demonstrated in the USMC MTVR Trailer Program. The suspension underwent five years of grueling testing before being approved for fielding with active units in the U.S. Marines. Additionally, the USMC performed multiple extensive forms of hands-on testing, including a simulation where soldiers successfully performed all required tasks after only an hour of training.
Not only did the Military TTS confirm compliance with the USMC, but also has shown to be the most durable trailer fielded by the Canadian Army’s truck and MSVS trailer combination. Extensive testing was undertaken to prove compliance of the suspension for the Canadian Army, some of which involved the trailer being fully submerged in a river, before being dragged to shore and hauled at highway speeds.