Military Handles & Joysticks

Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology has a long term experience in developing universal control handles. Universal control handles are available in various versions. We offer the best for our customers. We produce handle for your solution.

Intelligent control handles are primarily used with electromechanical or electrohydraulic systems such as:


  • Manipulators
  • Fire extinguishing guns
  • Water guns
  • Gun control systems, etc.

System Description:

  • 1-Hand Motion Control Handle
  • 2-Hand Motion Control Handle
    • Very precise handling
    • Ergonomic grips for left and right hand operation
    • Good axis feeling
    • Defined force for movement
  • 1-Hand Force Control HandleUp to 10 sealed switches per hand grip
    • No mechanical parts
    • Smaller dimensions and weight(no steering box)
    • Fix and stable grip
    • Very flexible disposition of the switches
  • Analog or digital output
  • Bus system
  • EMI protection integrated
  • Custom polynomial output
  • Continous Built-in-Test
  • Up to 100Hz output rate

Universal control handles are available as 1- or 2-hand control handles. Each of the ergonomically designed handles can hold up to 10 independent sealed switches for the most varied functions. The deflection respectively the force is processed by a CPU (Central Processing Unit). The CPU allows an adaptation of the output characteristics by the customer. The standard version is equipped with an RS485 link to interface the servo electronics or customer-own sub systems. A variety of other interfaces is available on request. Another essential advantage due to the CPU is the Built-in test capability.

All our components comply with

  • MIL-STD-810 E/F
    Environmental Engineering Considerations
  • MIL-STD-461 E/F
    Ground Army, Control of Electromagnetic Interference
  • MIL-STD-1275B
    Characteristics of 28V DC Electrical System in Military Vehicles




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