Allison’s focus on the global defense market delivers results.
INDIANAPOLIS, February 23, 2022 – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for tactical wheeled and tracked defense platforms, and medium- and heavy-duty
commercial vehicles is achieving unprecedented growth in the global defense market. Both tracked and wheeled vehicle OEMs from Germany, South Korea, Turkey, France, Canada, Israel and the United States, powered by Allison transmissions, have won multiple
defense contracts in 2021 across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Teaming with global OEMs offers significant opportunities for our global defense business.” said Dana Pittard, Allison Transmission’s Vice President for Defense Programs. “Allison’s commitment to developing products based
on customer needs, market demand and technical innovation, along with our ability to provide localized service and support via Allison’s network of more than 1,400 Authorized Dealers and Distributors world-wide is enabling our increased presence
around the world.”
Allison is currently partnered with German-based Rheinmetall on multiple global platforms, including the Boxer multi-role armored vehicle, an industry leading wheeled infantry vehicle, achieving prominent wins in Germany, Australia, Lithuania and the
U.K. For armored tracked vehicles, Rheinmetall’s advanced Lynx vehicle has outclassed legacy offerings having been competitively selected by Hungary, and advanced to final program selections in several countries, including the United States’
OMFV (Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle) program to replace the aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle. As a proud member of Team Lynx, Allison is developing the Next-Generation Electrified Transmission (NGET), an innovative and state-of-the-art electric-hybrid
propulsion system for armored tracked vehicles. Allison also brings years of U.S. defense industry experience to this formidable team, while benefitting from the efforts and expertise of American Rheinmetall Vehicles, Raytheon, Textron, L3 Harris
and a host of other industry leaders.
“Our relationships are as important as our products, being that OEMs and customers enter into a decades-long relationship with Allison when they select us to join their team.” said Jody Petery, Allison Transmission’s Director of International
Allison’s relationship with Hanwha Defense of South Korea is another example of global OEMs producing world-wide sales. The K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer is an extremely successful and advanced program which has been procured competitively
in South Korea, Turkey, India, Norway, Poland, Australia, Finland, Egypt and Estonia with additional opportunities for sales in the U.K.
Allison and Turkish licensee HST Otomotiv’s efforts in Turkey with key OEMs, FNSS and Otokar have also yielded growth in both Turkish and export markets. Recent FNSS successes in the Kaplan-10 tracked and Pars 4x4 wheeled Weapons Carrier program;
ZAHA Marine Assault Vehicle program; ACV-AD air defense platform serial production for Korkut and Hisar programs as well as in the Kaplan Medium Tank program highlight 2021 performance. Otokar has emerged as a key provider of wheeled and tracked vehicles
and Allison and HST Otomotiv’s role as the Tulpar-S transmission provider marks both a significant growth program and enables future success in subsequent programs in Turkey. Additionally, FNSS and Otokar have also won wheeled and tracked vehicle
export tenders globally. HST Otomotiv provides Turkish manufacturing of Allison tracked vehicle products growing Turkey’s defense capability while benefitting from Allison designs, quality standards and performance.
“Allison Transmission’s commitment to developing technically innovative products tailored to customer needs is evident in the reach these products are now establishing in the global market,” said Michael York, Allison Transmission’s
Managing Director of Defense Engineering.
Beyond investment in advanced next generation propulsion systems, such as the NGET, Allison Transmission’s defense end market growth initiatives are also driven by the continued development of existing wheeled and tracked vehicle propulsion solutions.
While product advancements often entail development centered on platform integration, Allison Transmission customers also benefit from coordinated evolution of core products and control systems.
Allison has been developing defense propulsion solutions that deliver in the toughest conditions since 1946. For fleets that are developing new wheeled or tracked vehicles, Allison can tailor a transmission specifically for that application. Allison engineers
and manufactures reliable and fully customizable propulsion solutions, so customers experience reduced downtime and increased ability to accomplish objectives.