Allison Transmission to Analyze Abrams Tank Program
Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) has been awarded a $3.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to analyze the transmission program for the Abrams tank, the primary battle tank used by the Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
The company says it will undertake an engineering program that builds upon previous analysis and evaluates the transmission capabilities in terms of speed, cruising range and durability.
“This contract demonstrates that Allison’s long-term strategic relationship with the Army is built on trust, partnership and a mutual commitment to the Abrams fleet,” said Dana Pittard, vice president for defense programs at Allison Transmission. “Enhancements and upgrades to this battle-tested design will support the Army’s needs for decades to come.”
The U.S. Department of Defense adopted the use of the Abrams in 1980 and has undergone periodic improvements throughout its service life.