Allison Transmission to Highlight Advanced Propulsion Solutions and Innovation at IDEF 2023

Leading propulsion systems manufacturer for wheeled and tracked defense vehicles, Allison Transmission will showcase its most innovative solutions at IDEF 2023.

ISTANBUL, Türkiye, June 2023 - Allison Transmission, a leading manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for tactical wheeled and tracked defense vehicles, and medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles will take its place at IDEF 2023 with its newest solutions for the defense industry. At IDEF 23 International Defense Industry Fair, which will be held for the 16th time this year between 25-28 July 2023, Allison will share its more than 100 years of experience in military vehicle solutions with exhibitors and visitors. (Istanbul Tüyap Fair and Congress Center, Hall 3- Stand 300)

At IDEF 2023, one of the most prestigious defense industry fairs in the world, Allison's propulsion solutions for wheeled and tracked military vehicles, which are used in more than 600,000 military vehicles worldwide, will be exhibited in the same booth with HST Automotive (HST), Allison’s licensed manufacturer in Türkiye, for the tracked vehicles.

Allison’s eGen Power®, the electric propulsion system developed for wheeled vehicles without compromising on performance, efficiency and reliability, will be exhibited at the fair. Single-motor fully integrated eGen Power electric axles work with a range of power sources and is designed for maximum performance, acceleration, efficiency and space saving. At the HST and Allison booth, the eGen Power e-Axle, as well as X200™ 4C and X1100-5A4 cross-drive transmissions for tracked vehicles will be exhibited. The X1100-5A4 is the transmission with which Allison and HST are currently working together to supply the Turkish Land Forces for the Next Generation T-155 Firtina 155 mm Self-Propelled Howitzer. Both companies are committed to pursuing local content for the Next Generation Firtina.

Allison fully automatic transmissions that support important defense projects locally and globally with leading Turkish military vehicle manufacturers, can be seen in many vehicles that will be shown at the fair. Turkish vehicle manufacturers such as FNSS, BMC, Otokar, Nurol Makina, Katmerciler and Anadolu Defense will showcase some of their most advanced and new vehicle models with Allison equipment.

“Allison Transmission's corporate DNA is rooted in the defense industry. In line with the unrivaled reliability we have gained, we not only offer the latest propulsion solutions and products for military vehicles, but also support them in the field. Since 1946, military vehicles equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions maintain their duties uninterruptedly with the advantages of superior control and maneuverability, durability, high fuel efficiency and low maintenance requirements,” said Atak Talas, Allison Transmission Area Director of Türkiye and Middle East. “We have an important presence in Türkiye, as well as in many ally countries. The leading Turkish military vehicle manufacturers have full confidence in the solutions we offer. In this respect, IDEF is a very valuable platform where we participate and plan to meet with senior government and private sector officials from all geographies around the world.”

Thanks to the advanced electronic control systems, Allison transmissions provide optimal performance by transferring the high power produced by the engine to the wheels and tracks. Allison fully automatic transmissions provide higher torque ranges and gross vehicle weight capacity for military applications. It improves vehicle performance and control in all terrain types, especially on slopes and soft ground, and delivers exceptional braking and driving experience.

Allison transmissions automatically make the correct gear selections just in time for faster acceleration, enhanced control and better maneuverability. Unlike manual and automated manual transmissions (AMTs), Allison fully automatic transmissions prevent power interruptions and ensure smooth, continuous, full-power shifts. Allison's patented torque converter ensures the extremely high torque to be transferred to the driveline gradually. Thus, the vehicle accelerates and moves smoothly and steadily in all road and terrain conditions.

Jul 20, 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