Cummins Displays the Future of Defense Power at Eurosatory 2

Featured in the booth is the higher powered ISL engine, the Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) rugged mobile generator and future diesel and electric concepts. 

Regina Barringer, General Manager for Cummins Rail and Defense, said, “The trend in the defense industry is moving to higher power to weight ratios from equipment drivelines to carry heavier loads; more people, more equipment and more armoury on the vehicle.  Additionally, we see the need for more operational flexibility, and having rugged power generation capability that is easily accessible.  At Cummins, we are continuing to develop technologies that support this now, and in the future.” 

Cummins is set to showcase the lightweight, compact and fuel-efficient ISL9 engine, which has a peak power output of 536 horsepower for fast response military vehicles. The ISL9 offers distinct advantages to global vehicle manufacturers, with a simplified engine architecture reducing complexity for ease of installation. For operators, it provides higher performance with faster response, low operating costs, excellent reliability and high availability.

“Cummins has increased the ISL9’s capability from 400 horsepower to 540 horsepower for defense applications, an increase of 34 percent. We have achieved this by optimising key performance parts, including the Cummins HE500 Variable Geometry Turbocharger to boost power and response,” continued Barringer.

Alongside the ISL9, the 10kW AMMPS power generation will be on display.  With a rugged design, AMMPS units are deployed to support military operations, powering contingency and forward operating bases, command outposts, and command and control centers. The AMMPS Advanced Digital Control System provides microgrid capability for increased fuel savings, benefitting troops on active duty around the world.  As the industry leader, Cummins offers the widest range of diesel and gas generator models for military use.

Looking to the future, a model of the Advanced Combat Engine (ACE) will make its debut at the show.  A powerful, advanced technology diesel engine, currently under development for combat vehicles by Cummins Corporate Research and Technology, supported with Achates Power.  Using an opposed modular piston design, the ACE unit is expected to deliver up to 1000 horsepower from a 4 cylinder version and 1500 horsepower from a 6 cylinder version.  

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