Towed Artillery

QA Series Quick Acting valveHale Hamilton manufacture and supply quick-acting hydraulic valves used on towed artillery to raise and lower a gun to and from its wheels to its firing position, firmly ‘dug-in’ on the ground. Speed and reliability of valve operation is crucial. The environment is physically harsh and such valves must undergo a programme of challenging environmental tests before being accepted on to production units.

Hale Hamilton is a supplier on the BAE SYSTEMS Ultra Light-weight Field Howitzer (UFH) gun. The specialist hydraulic valves are used to lower and raise the gun to and from its ground firing position to its towing position.