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|After More Than 65 Years, Allison Transmission Continues to Develop Innovative and Adaptive Propulsion Solutions for Defense Vehicle Fleets|
Representatives will discuss the company’s current and upcoming automatic transmissions for tracked and wheeled military applications at Eurosatory 2018
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Allison engineers also have a track record of retrofitting existing models. A recent example is the ongoing testing of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle now outfitted with the 3040 MX (pictured), a variant of the X300™, found in the British Warrior, British Terrier and Swedish CV90 vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire)
Allison representatives will be at Eurosatory 2018, the international
defense and security exhibition in
"Today’s global defense forces face a variety of new missions in
addition to traditional armed conflict,” said
Overall, Allison transmissions provide higher torque ranges and higher gross vehicle weight capacity. Combined with advanced electronic controls, this optimizes the performance of higher-horsepower engines, delivering better overall vehicle performance and control, regardless of grade or terrain. Additional performance enhancements include improved fuel economy, built-in power take-off (PTO) provisions that provide power to vehicle-mounted mission equipment, and superior braking and steering of tracked vehicles for precise mission execution.
Allison works with OEMs around the world to design, develop, manufacture and support transmissions that deliver in the toughest conditions. For fleets that are developing new wheeled or tracked vehicles, Allison can tailor a transmission specifically for that application.
Allison engineers also have a track record of retrofitting existing models. A recent example is the ongoing testing of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle now outfitted with the 3040 MX, a variant of the X300™, found in the British Warrior, British Terrier and Swedish CV90 vehicles.
Additionally, in an effort to anticipate and meet market demand, Allison is currently developing cross-drive architectures for medium tracked vehicles ranging from 23 to 36 metric tons, and for heavy tracked vehicles ranging from 50 to 63 metric tons.
Allison transmissions use a torque converter that absorbs shock loads
and spikes, reducing wear and tear on everything from the vehicle’s crew
to the engine to the wheels or tracks. With
"From the command perspective, reliability is crucial,” said Pittard. “More uptime means crews have more time to spend on training, and this translates to increased mission readiness. Plus, when the vehicles are called into action, commanders can remain confident that the exceptional reliability of their Allison transmission will assist them in completing their mission.”