Allison and U.S. Army to Upgrade Propulsion Systems of M113 Vehicles

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December 17, 2019 | Originally published by Date Line: December 17 on

Allison Transmission has partnered with the U.S. Army to equip the M113 armored personnel carrier family of vehicles with upgraded X200-4A propulsion systems.

Under the partnership with the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Allison will upgrade propulsion systems of the Army’s tracked military vehicles. The upgrade is intended to provide improved propulsion for the vehicles.

Allison’s X200-4A cross-drive transmission system consists of a hydraulic torque converter and a package to enable propulsion, hydraulic brakes, and steering.

The Army’s M113 fleet comprises around 5,000 vehicles across the active and reserve components. The platforms are used in support of a range of missions, including combat engineering, command and control, medical, and indirect fire.

Allison Transmission Defense Programs Vice President Dana Pittard said, “We are pleased to partner with the Department of Defense again to meet the stringent demands of military fleets worldwide.”

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