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Allison to feature automatic transmission technology at IDEF 2017

Otokar vehicle equipped with an Allison transmission

Specialty Series™ and Military Series™ offer unrivaled performance for tracked and wheeled vehicles

ISTANBUL – Allison Transmission will showcase its fully automatic transmissions for military vehicles at IDEF 2017, the 13th International Defense Industry Fair, at İstanbul Tüyap Fair and Congress Centre, May 9-12.

Held every two years and sponsored by The Ministry of Defense and Turkish Armed Forces Support Foundation (TSKGV), IDEF is the largest defense industry exhibition in Turkey and the fifth largest in the world. Allison will feature its Specialty Series™ in partnership with İlkerler Automotive, its authorized distributor in Turkey, in Hall 3 at Stand 324C. The Military Series™ will be displayed in partnership with HST Automotive / Hema in Hall 3 at Stand 334F.

Chosen by many defense forces globally, Allison transmissions have earned a reputation for outstanding reliability and durability, maximizing vehicle performance while minimizing operation and support costs. The Military Series™ is designed for tracked vehicles up to 63,503 kg(140,000 lbs.) and diesel or turbine engines with ratings up to 1,120 kW (1,500 hp). The Specialty Series™, designed for wheeled vehicles and suitable for engines up to 800 hp(597kW), is engineered to adapt and operate efficiently, offering unrivaled performance in these applications.

Allison Specialty Series transmissions feature two engine-driven Power Take-Off (PTO) provisions and most are available with an optional integral output retarder for enhanced vehicle braking and reduced brake wear. Featuring close- and wide-ratio gearing, a patented torque converter and Allison 5th Generation Electronic Controls to enhance shift strategies; the transmissions deliver superior performance to military vehicles as a result of power shifts.

Visitors at IDEF will also have the opportunity to see many Allison-equipped vehicles showcased by Turkish manufacturers, including BMC (Kirpi, Amazon, Vuran), Nurol Makina(Ejder Yalçın, Ejder Toma, Ejder Kunter), Otokar (Cobra, Arma, Ural) and more.

May 08, 2017

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,900 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit