Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indy have been awarded military contracts worth a total of more than $82 million. The contracts call for work on the Abrams Main Battle Tank and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Allison’s $51 million contract involves the production of the X1100-3B1 transmission and technical support for the Abrams Tank used by the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales customers.
“The Abrams is the most prevalent main battle tank in the free world, and the recent announcement of defense sales expanding to Taiwan, Australia and Poland increases its presence to eight U.S. partner nations,” Allison Vice President for Defense Programs Dana Pittard said in a news release. “Our internal investments have led to growth in the defense end market with new contracts in the last six months. The future is very exciting as Allison will have a new defense production program launch every year for the next several years.”
Allison says it will begin deliveries and technical support in January 2023 and continue through March 2024.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a more than $31 million contract boost to Rolls-Royce for depot repair of engines used on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
The DoD says the contract includes the repair of the power section, torque meter, gearbox, accessories and additional support. The work will be performed in San Antonio, Texas; Winnepeg, Canada; and Indianapolis.
The work is slated for completion in December 2023. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.