With such harsh conditions, the Optimum LVDT Displacement Sensor range has been selected by the Bloodhound team to be used for two applications: measuring the linear movement of the steering gantry within the steering fixture, and taking position measurements from the air brakes and winglets. The robust nature of these probes, no wearing parts and their ability to withstand fine dust as experienced in the South African desert, make them the best possible solution.

Initiated in 2008, the Bloodhound Project is an on-going, educational development project designed to inspire young people to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Both Bloodhound Project Director Noble and RAF Wing Commander Green have held the world land speed record. Mr. Noble set the record in 1983 by travelling more than 633 miles per hour aboard the Thrust 2, and he was Project Director for Thrust SSC, piloted by Commander Green, when it established the current world record of 763 miles per hour in 1997. Visit the site or Click here for our page on

The current land speed record is held by Thrust SSC, launched in 1997 by Richard Nobel’s team, now the Bloodhound team. Solartron Metrology supplied LVDT sensors to the vehicle back in 1997, you can read the press releases here.