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December 9, 2019 1:15 PM, EST

Allison Wins Army Contract

Allison Transmission manufacturing plantA worker assembles part of an Allison Transmission at one of the company's manufacturing plants. (Allison Transmission via YouTube)

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Allison Transmission announced it will provide more than 300 of its X200-4A propulsion solutions for the U.S. Army’s M113 armored personnel carrier family of vehicles through 2021 to support the Army’s mission of improving combat readiness.

The value of the contract was not immediately disclosed.

The X200-4A is a cross-drive transmission featuring a hydraulic torque converter in combination with a range planetary package for propulsion, differential steering and integral hydraulic brakes.

The M113 remains the Army’s single-largest armored-vehicle fleet with nearly 5,000 vehicles across the active and reserve components.

Allison is the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and military vehicles, according to the Indianapolis-based company. — Transport Topics

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