The SIMMT (Structure intégrée de maintien en condition opérationnelle des matériels terrestres) has awarded Nexter and CKP Engineering a contract to test predictive maintenance on the Leclerc tank. The project was born in March 2020, a few months after the Forum Entreprises Défense (FED), during which CKP Engineering was hosted by the MCO-T and the GICAT in the show's innovation area. The SIMMT wanted CKP to join forces with a military vehicle manufacturer to carry out a predictive maintenance experiment on the oil circuit of a vehicle. Wishing to instrument the engine of the Leclerc tank, CKP logically turned to Nexter to collaborate on the project.
In concrete terms, after the launch of a pre-study phase, this order enables the integration of HUMS-type sensors and post-processing algorithms supplied by CKP Engineering on the engine oil circuit of a Leclerc demonstrator. After several days of testing, the data collected will be analyzed jointly by teams from CKP and Nexter's Customer Services Department (CSD), who will publish their results in the fall of 2021. This type of collaboration, where a French industrial prime contractor and a young French company share their skills, is one of the objectives promoted by the SIMMT as part of the MCO-T 2025 strategic plan.
CKP Engineering, an innovative company founded by Julien Ferrazzo, is recognized for its powertrain architectures (engine, gearbox and transmissions). In addition to its network of experts and agile, high-performance industrial partners, CKP brings to this project more than 15 years of expertise in operational predictive maintenance solutions.