Randle is one of a handful of suppliers in the UK with BAE Systems' '1A Green' quality accreditation, allowing us to work on safety critical equipment. The UFH, or Ultra-light Field Howitzer, is a 155mm air transportable weapon weighing just 3745kg - half the weight of comparable howitzers. It has a range of 24.7km (unassisted), with a typical shell weighing around 40kg.
Detailed stress analysis and re-engineering for weight reduction of a number of highly safety critical components.
- All components met weight and stress targets
- All components passed durability tests first time
- US Department of Defence engineering quality standards met
Our right first time and first principle engineering approach allowed components to be reworked quickly. This project required engineering capability, not just analysis.