- Both GCV Technology Development contracts feature MTU propulsion systems
- Based on MTU Series 880 and 890 engine platforms with proven reliability, durability and compact design
The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has been selected as the preferred partner for power and propulsion by both of the project teams who received Technology Development contracts last week from the U.S. Army for its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. As such, Tognum America, Detroit (Michigan) based US subsidiary of Tognum AG and formerly known as MTU Detroit Diesel, will provide propulsion systems based on the proven MTU Series 880 and 890 engine platforms tailored to meet the specific needs of each vehicle platform. The two vehicle development teams are led by BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems.
The platforms of Series 880 and 890 engines are based on technologically advanced high-speed diesel engines with an unrivaled power-to-weight ratio and a broad range of capabilities. These engine platforms have a proven track record in militaries throughout the world and are the clear technology leaders in power density for ground combat vehicles.
The purpose of the 24-month Technology Development phase (Milestone A) is to complete the preliminary design of the GCV infantry fighting vehicle and provide the U.S. Army with a basis for defining the direction of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase (Milestone B). The U.S. Army plans to field more than 1,870 GCVs to replace some of the Bradley fighting vehicles. Production of the GCV is expected to begin in seven years.
The MTU propulsion systems to support the GCV program production will be built at Tognum's US facility in Aiken, South Carolina.
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