At Modern Day Marine 2019, Allison representatives will discuss the company’s current and upcoming automatic transmissions for tracked and wheeled military applications.
INDIANAPOLIS – September 16, 2019– Allison Transmission’s commitment to the military dates back many decades—and the company supports the critical missions they face. Allison’s world-class fully automatic transmissions are known for superior performance and exceptional reliability, and they continue to evolve to meet the stringent demands of military fleets worldwide. Allison Transmission is the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and military vehicles.
September 17-19, Allison representatives are at Modern Day Marine, the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition in Quantico, Virginia. They will discuss current products used in USMC vehicles, as well as emerging technologies, products and services for upgrades, and future USMC vehicles such as the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV).
Allison’s stand at the event will feature the Allison 2000 Series™ transmission which is used in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) provided to the USMC by Oshkosh Defense. Also featured is the Allison 4000 Series™ transmission used in the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 provided to the USMC by BAE Systems.
"Military vehicles must be prepared to operate in more challenging conditions as defense forces face a variety of new missions,” said Dana Pittard, Vice President for Defense Programs at Allison Transmission. “With these ever-evolving responsibilities, there is a strong demand for heavy-duty transmissions that are reliable and ready for action—and our products certainly demonstrate that durability.”
Allison Transmission has been designing and manufacturing propulsion solutions for military vehicles since 1946. Allison transmissions, suited for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty military wheeled and tracked vehicles, incorporate many decades of advanced technologies from design, application and production experience. For fleets that are developing new wheeled or tracked vehicles, Allison can tailor a transmission specifically for that application.
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 Continuous Power Technology™, smooth engine acceleration at launch and during shifts protects the entire drivetrain. In addition, because an Allison transmission uses a torque converter for launch, there are no mechanical clutches to wear out.