Allison to deliver electrified transmissions to U.S. Army

Allison Transmission Next Generation Electrified Transmission The Next Generation Electrified Transmission features a 220 kW electric motor and associated inverter for onboard vehicle power and parallel electric hybrid operation. (Photo: Allison Transmission)

Propulsion solutions provider Allison Transmission announced it has been awarded a $6.55 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center to design, develop and test an electric hybrid sub-system in the Next Generation Electrified Transmission for armored combat vehicles.

The transmission – the newest addition to Allison’s tactical ground combat vehicles portfolio – features a 220 kW electric motor and associated inverter for onboard vehicle power and parallel electric hybrid operation. Its benefits include enhanced mobility performance and efficiency with substantially lower fuel consumption and reduced thermal and acoustic signatures.

“The Next Generation Electrified Transmission will provide far more than power generation. Our technology will deliver electric hybrid propulsion using blended torque that provides edge-of-the box performance or true engine-off silent mobility,” said Dana Pittard, vice president Defense Programs at Allison Transmission.

Allison anticipates the transmission will meet requirements across a spectrum of applications, including the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) and Main Battle Tank markets in the U.S. and globally.

“Allison has two decades of expertise with electric hybrid propulsion technology. We’re committed to continuing to lead the way in developing innovative technology that will help the U.S. military to successfully accomplish the mission,” said Pittard.

The technology has already been selected by American Rheinmetall Vehicles (ARV) for integration into its OMFV offering. The vehicle was developed to deliver enhanced mobility and power in a maneuverable and modern chassis designed to meet the U.S. Army’s combat vehicle modernization priorities.

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