David Brown Santasalo
David Brown Santasalo is a leading provider of mechanical power transmission solutions for industrial applications. With seven major manufacturing plants and 24 service centres across six continents, we deliver new industrial gear units as well as a full range of gearbox support services.
David Brown Santasalo has been an integral part of the defence industry for more than 100 years. Always at the forefront of new technologies, we have supplied more than 10,000 gear systems to a range of land and marine applications globally, in industries where failure is not an option.
David Brown Santasalo is internationally recognised as one of the most demonstrated and innovative suppliers of power transmission systems for land defence applications. With an extensive installed base and a track record of reliability, product upgrade and life extension, David Brown Santasalo delivers advanced gear system design for the most demanding military applications.
Our range of land defence products include:
- TN15E+ Tracked Vehicle Transmission
The TN15E+ is the latest generation in a family of cross drive transmissions with integral steering system, suitable for tracked armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles up to 235bhp.
The introduction of dieselisation and new materials throughout the transmission has helped in increasing the original TN15P from 195bhp up to 235bhp, with vehicle weight increased from 9 tonnes to 13 tonnes.
- T300E Tracked Vehicle Transmission
The T300E is the latest generation in a family of cross drive transmissions with integral steering system, suitable for tracked armoured personnel carriers and armoured fighting vehicles up to 360bhp. The introduction of new materials throughout the transmission has enabled the power rating to be increased to 360bhp.
- TN54E Tracked Vehicle Transmission
The TN54E fully automatic transmission designed and manufactured by David Brown Santasalo is installed in the Challenger 2 main battle tank and CRAARV recovery vehicle. It is also installed in the Trojan/Titan engineering vehicles in the TN54ETS designation.
TN54E is within the Challenger 2 family currently in service with the Royal Army of Oman. The transmission features six forward and two reverse gears at a rating of 1200bhp with an option to increase the power to 1500bhp.
- Final Drive
The Final Drive is the last transmission unit in a vehicle drivetrain, used to match powerpack performance characteristics with the automotive mobility requirements of the vehicle. Directly hull mounted, these units also provide the structural interfaces for other critical components such as the track sprocket carrier and vehicle braking mechanisms.