The U.S. Army has chosen Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) to provide parts for its Abrams Main Battle Tank. The manufacturer was awarded a $162 million contract for the X1100-3B1 propulsion solution, which also includes upgrades, sustainment kits and support.
The X1100 cross-drive transmission is meant for 50-70 ton heavy-tracked vehicles and has been produced by Allison since 1979. This contract supports the effort to upgrade the Abrams tank and deliveries began in March and will continue through December 2021.
“Our team of hundreds of dedicated men and women from the UAW Local 933 demonstrate a commitment to excellence daily,” said Pittard. “Many are veterans or have relatives who serve, and recognize the privilege and responsibility of providing quality products to our nation’s military.”
Allison will complete all contract work at its Indianapolis headquarters and manufacturing center.