WestWind has applied lightweight technology required in the aviation arena to ground vehicle solutions.
Much of the technology applied to aviation systems to meet environmental and lightweight operational constarints is directly applicable to ground systems and vehicle platforms. The reduction of weight on ground vehicles increases the reliability of the axles, increases payload on track vehicles and reduces overall maintenence costs to repair or service faults/failures associated with overweight stresses. However, the MRAP backbone reduces the systems cost though commonality.
WestWind has the in-house knowledge base to support the design modification of light and heavy combat vehicles. As other organizations in Huntsville have downsized due to economic conditions, WestWind has had the opportunity to hire several integral Ground Combat Vehicle and applicable Test Equipment experienced personnel.
WestWind personnel knowledge base / capabilities include:
- Support for the Test Program Sets (TPS) of the Direct Support Electrical Systems Test Set (DSESTS),
- Personnel responsible for the design, development, testing and delivery of the first DSESTS to the U.S. Army.
- The Chief Engineer that led the development of the M1A1 AIM and Pre-AIM (wireless) Embedded Diagnostic (ED) System, Condition Based Reliability Analysis (COBRA), Vehicle Automated Maintenance Program (VAMP), TIGER (AGT 1500 Engine Revitalization) and the Common Logistics Operating Environment (CLOE)
- TMDE "legacy" personnel.