Allison Transmission Powers New US Army Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle

Equipped with the Allison 3040 MX transmission, the new vehicle will enable the Army’s Infantry Brigades to move faster across difficult off-road terrain, all while enhancing soldier protection By DA Reporter / 28 Jul 2022
New US Army Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle Powered By Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission will provide the transmission for the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) combat vehicles, the US Army’s first newly designed armored combat vehicle fielded in more than 40 years. 

Equipped with the Allison 3040 MX transmission, the new vehicle will enable the Army’s Infantry Brigades to move faster across difficult off-road terrain, all while enhancing soldier protection.

Allison’s 3040 MX cross-drive transmission, designed for medium-tracked combat vehicles, will provide the propulsion, steering and braking functionalities of the MPF vehicle. 

Leveraging decades of product development experience, Allison has designed the 3040 MX to accommodate future controls platform evolutions, enabling advancements in system performance over the life cycle of the vehicle. The 3040 MX will be manufactured on the campus of the company’s global headquarters in Indianapolis.

The Army awarded General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) the initial production contract for up to 96 Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) combat vehicles in June 2022. The Army is expected to purchase more than 500 MPF vehicles through 2035, collectively representing approximately $250 million in revenue for Allison’s defense end market.

“We are extremely proud to be part of the General Dynamics team that will provide the US Army with the transformational technology necessary to fight and win on future battlefields,” said Dana Pittard, Vice President for Defense Programs, Allison Transmission. “As we continue to support the military’s missions through our world-class fully automatic transmissions, Allison is honored that the 3040 MX is the propulsion solution of choice for the Army’s critically important MPF program.”

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