Allison Transmission has teamed up with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to provide its 3040 MX propulsion solution for the Indian Army’s futuristic infantry combat vehicle (FICV) prototype.
The partnership supports the army’s plans to procure approximately 1,750 FICVs over the next 20 years.
Furthermore, the program supports the “Make in India” modernization program to replace the service’s aging BMP-1 and BMP-2 IFVs.
Allison’s 3040 MX
The 3040 MX is based on Allison’s X300 propulsion solution that has powered the European CV90 and Warrior IFV for over three decades.
Today, the 3040 MX offers advanced electronic system controls for vehicle performance optimization and other tactical features unavailable on its predecessor.
Several 3040 MXs were previously produced for the US Army’s mobile protected firepower vehicle.
‘Commitment’ to Indian Defense
Under the collaboration, Allison will work on the engineering design, fabrication, testing, and trials of the prototype’s 3040 MX transmission until 2024.
“Allison is exceptionally proud to continue to work with one of India’s foremost defense companies,” Allison Defense Programs Vice President Dana Pittard stated.
“Allison and L&T have collaborated on repowers of select wheeled and tracked vehicles in the past, and now we’ve partnered on one of India’s premier modernization programs.”
“The FICV is one of several programs that will continue to support Allison’s international defense business over the next several decades and represents our commitment to the Indian defense sector.”