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Allison Transmission to Provide Propulsion Solutions for the U.S. Army’s Newest Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Program

Common Tactical Truck program will replace more than 7,000 heavy trucks with more fuel-efficient vehicles.

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2022-- Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for tactical wheeled and tracked defense vehicles, will support multiple customers through the U.S. Army’s newest tactical wheeled vehicle program named the Common Tactical Truck (CTT). CTT has the potential to field more than 7,000 new vehicles once full rate production begins, representing over $150 million in revenue for Allison’s defense end market.

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Allison Transmission will support the Common Tactical Truck program’s fuel efficiency targets by incorporating propulsion systems equipped with FuelSense 2.0®, an advanced set of software and electronic controls that deliver quantifiable fuel savings of up to 6% without sacrificing performance. (Photo: Business Wire)

Allison Transmission will support the Common Tactical Truck program’s fuel efficiency targets by incorporating propulsion systems equipped with FuelSense 2.0®, an advanced set of software and electronic controls that deliver quantifiable fuel savings of up to 6% without sacrificing performance. (Photo: Business Wire)

The U.S. Army has proposed replacing most variants in its heavy tactical wheeled vehicle fleet with a single platform that shares a common powertrain, chassis, and cab. The CTT program will leverage advancements from the commercial vehicle industry including driver safety systems, off-road mobility, predictive maintenance, and increased fuel efficiency. Prototype vehicle testing will begin in late 2023 with an award decision occurring as early as 2025.

“Our mission is clear - to improve the way the world works with the most reliable, innovative, and efficient propulsion solutions that deliver the performance, quality and differentiated value propositions our customers have come to expect from Allison,” said Dana Pittard, Vice President, Defense Programs at Allison Transmission.

Allison will support the CTT program’s fuel efficiency targets by incorporating propulsion systems equipped with FuelSense 2.0®, an advanced set of software and electronic controls that deliver fuel savings of up to 6% without sacrificing performance.

Beyond innovative drivetrain products, Allison stands ready to support our customers and CTT’s project development milestones through the state-of-the-art infrastructure available at the Vehicle Electrification and Environmental Test Center (VE+ET), a 60,000 square foot facility located at Allison’s global headquarters in Indianapolis. The venue offers a wide range of seasonally independent vehicle-level testing capabilities applicable to conventional, alternative fuel, electric-hybrid, electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

The U.S. Army’s recently released climate strategy includes the goal of transitioning to hybrid-drive tactical vehicles by 2035. Allison has been investing in electric hybrid propulsion systems for decades, and as a result, the company is well positioned to support the defense market in the shift to electric vehicle technology.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

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Claire Gregory
Director, Global External Communications
Claire.Gregory@allisontransmission.com
(317) 694-2065

Source: Allison Transmission