Optima have a long standing relationship with BAE Systems, specifically within Land and Weapons.  For the Terrier project,  a specialist vehicle utilised by engineers for various building, moving and construction activities, Optima were approached to undertake complex FEA on the Front Loader System (FLS).

The FLS endures extreme loading conditions. When designed it has to be reliable, fit for purpose and take advantage of low cost manufacturing techniques where possible.


Optima were able to deliver a fully analysed mechanism taking into account the complex system geometry as a whole, including the interrelationship between the individual component parts and linkages.


Hisham Awad, Technical Project Manager – Emerging Programmes – BAE Systems

“BAE Systems have been working with Optima for over 15 years on a multitude of projects in different divisions of the company. They have been able to offer a wide range of services including training, engineering design and analysis.

Working on the Future Protected Vehicle programme Optima were able to work alongside BAE Systems to generate and develop vehicle concepts including amazing visualisations and animations used in many of our presentations and further vehicle analysis.

Working to extremely tight project deadlines Optima were able to deliver everything we asked and exceeded our expectations.”

Please click here to view a full description of the Terrier.

February 21, 2013 by Ian Cowlishaw