Allison Transmission Selected to Equip AM General’s A2 Version of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

The U.S. Army’s follow-on contract specified Allison automatic transmissions based on their proven performance since the introduction of the JLTV A1 in 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2023 – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for tactical wheeled and tracked defense vehicles will provide the Allison 2500 Specialty Series™ (SP) transmission for AM General’s A2 version of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The JLTV is used by the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force in addition to allied forces around the world.

The JLTV is designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions, softer soil, and provide never before achieved speed, power and protected mobility. Allison has provided the 2500 SP for the JLTV since the first version (A1) began production in 2015. Based on the proven performance of the more than 19,000 transmissions, the U.S. Army continued to specify the Allison 2500 SP transmission for the JLTV A2 expected to be delivered approximately 18 months after the February 9, 2023 contract award.

“Allison is extremely proud that the 2500 SP will remain the propulsion solution of choice for the JLTV,” said Dana Pittard, Vice President, Defense Programs, Allison Transmission. “We are providing innovative propulsion solutions that meet the needs of our customer and deliver fuel efficiency technologies that offer on-the-move fuel economy improvements and anti-idle capability that optimize combat effectiveness of tactical wheeled vehicles.”

The U.S. Defense Department’s acquisition plan forecasts more than 55,000 JLTV A1 & A2 versions over the next two decades. International orders from Belgium, Montenegro, Slovenia, Lithuania, Brazil, Romania and North Macedonia have expanded the market as allies embrace the JLTV’s superior mobility, unmatched reliability and proven performance.

Mar 28, 2023


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems 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 approximately 1,600 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit