Ground & Naval Defense

Ground & Naval Defense


  • Eliminates hydraulics for reduced maintenance and greater safety
  • Rugged design
  • Superior performance
  • Maximum force capabilities to 100,000 lbf (444,822 N)

Electric Actuation for Mission Critical Applications

Military systems depend on absolute accuracy, power and robust capabilities in confined spaces and harsh environments. Exlar® linear actuators and brushless servo motors bring maximum force and robust performance in small packages. Our proven solutions are accurate, efficient and battle ready.

Not all Actuators are Created Equal: the Roller Screw Technology Difference

Utilizing roller screw technology and integrated brushless servo motors, Exlar actuators offer clean, fast and accurate control over a wide range of force, speed and positioning. With continuous force ratings in excess of 40,000 pounds (177,929 N) and linear speeds exceeding 60 inches per second (1.5 m/sec), our actuators are built to last and guarantee reliable results.

As an industry recognized hydraulic replacement, we manufacture COTS and MCOTS linear and rotary actuators that cover a wide range of motion applications for the defense industry.

Advanced Electric Actuation

Our technologies meet the military’s growing need for rugged, reliable, electrically powered systems. Our compact actuators and motors are:

  • Specified on weapons systems for vehicles in the Future Combat System
  • Part of the design for the Navy’s Advanced Gun System
  • Used for valve control on Navy ship systems

Additionally, Exlar has worked with FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) to attain Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) certification, paving the way for full FAA certification for integrated systems. PMA is a combined design and production approval for modification and replacement parts. It allows manufacturers to produce and sell these parts for installation on certified products. Exlar actuation solutions stand ready to meet your needs.

Advantages of Electromechanical Actuation in Defense Vehicles

Military vehicle designers are constantly searching for measureable and impactful changes in their systems designs. Designers need technology that can meet the new demands for efficiency, increased power and improved size and weight. To accomplish these goals, designers are incorporating actuation systems into the vehicles. Initially, many of these designs utilized hydraulic actuation but, lately, there is an increased use of electronic systems because of their greater efficiencies, leading to lower power consumption and maintenance costs. . Moreover, the simplified designs also lend themselves to increased survivability.

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