Program: ILS TACAN

Customer: Thales
Product: MIL STD Auto-leveling Systems for Shelters

The system shall be used for lowering a shelter to the ground and for leveling it to a working height.
In order to lower a shelter from a truck, the lifting devices shall be lifted enough to allow the truck to drive out, when supported by the ground plates. After that the shelter shall be lowered either to its working position or to the ground.
For truck loading the above procedure shall be performed in reversed order.
The system shall be able to operate on a solid ground and able to be installed on working areas where mixed gravel or Pierced Steel Planking (PSP) are available.

For aircraft loading operations, the shelter shall be left from the truck nearby the aircraft while the wheel sets shall be installed in place of the ground plates.

Container auto-leveling will be required after truck unloading, while wheels will be installed.
The wheel tires should be pneumatic, heavy duty rollers are not recommended: the designer’s final choice shall identify the solution with minimum rolling friction, in accordance with auto-leveling requirements.
During rolling operation, the automatic leveling system should be disabled to assure safety operation, avoiding continuous control and leveling.
The system shall roll for a small distance on a solid ground with inclination limited to 0.5°.


  • Wind speed operation: up to 130 km/h steady, up to 160 km/h gust
  • Salt fog: 5 ± 1 % salt solution in accordance with MIL-STD-810 Method 509.5
  • Sand and Dust: concentration 2.2 ± 0.5 g/m3 in accordance with MIL-STD-810 Method 510.5 Procedure II
  • Temperature, Humidity and Altitude: -40°C to +70°C 95% RH with heavy rain up to 3000m above sea level in accordance with MIL-STD-810 Method 520.3 Procedure III

The System can be controlled with its bundled remotes: one wired and one wireless.

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