Integrated Air Spring Dampers
Modern military vehicles need more than adaptive damping to meet the newest mission requirements; variable ride height provides additional mission flexibility and adaptability.
Cross-country vehicle speed is the direct result of ride quality, and the best ride quality is achieved by a combination of adaptive damping and gaseous springs.
GKs Air Shocks integrate a COTS air spring with one of our military-grade dampers to provide a full modular suspension unit ready to be plugged in to your vehicle, and operate from your vehicles standard compressed air system.
By shrouding the spring within the dirt shield, GK air shocks are capable of higher pressures than commercial springs alone can withstand, allowing higher performance within a smaller envelope, and offering increased protection against hostile military environments.
A GK Air Shock system provides a safe, long-travel, variable height suspension, common across the fleet but retaining the flexibility to be individually tailored to each mission.
- Light Reconnaissance Vehicles
- Internally Transportable Wheeled Vehicles
- Light, Medium & Heavy Tactical Vehicles
- Wheeled Combat Vehicles
For retrofit armor applications, the GK coilover damper is the perfect choice to restore ride height and provide additional damping to control the added mass of the armor.
Available as an enhancement to any of our product lines, including our semi-active damping systems, coilover shock absorbers are the cost-effective, COTS solution to the loss of mobility that accompanies add-on armor.
Coil Spring configurations are custom-engineered for the application and can be varied, if required, for use with a common shock absorber across a family of up-armored vehicles.
- Tactical Vehicles with Add-on Armor
- Combat Vehicles with Add-on Armor
Up-Armored M113 Shock Absorber
Designed for vehicles up to 35,000 GVW
100% larger piston
50% more fluid
25% more damping
Twice the bearing life
Serving in Afganistan