Cummins is showcasing its latest and most well-known defense power portfolio at AUSA 2019 in Washington, D.C. from October 14-16, 2019. Cummins has been a leader in integrated defense systems for years and is known for its legacy of reliability and commitment to innovation. Our knowledge and product portfolio can tailor powerful solutions for any obstacle.
Below is a preview of what you can see at this year’s show.
The ACE project is an opposed-piston diesel engine, working on a two-stroke combustion cycle eliminating the need for a valvetrain. ACE is projected to deliver a 21 percent reduction in thermal rejection. This is a 50 percent increase in power density and a 13 percent increase in fuel efficiency over engines currently in use.
The V903 was first used in the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in 1981 to upgrade the power level of the commercial truck engine from 350 horsepower to 500 horsepower. In 2013, the V903 was re-engineered to produce 675 horsepower for the U.S. Army’s Paladin M109A7 howitzer. Currently, the V903 is being fitted in the upgraded Bradley ECP 2 and Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV), replacing the M113 armoured personnel carrier.
Tactical Energy Storage Unit
At the show Cummins will debut the Tactical Energy Storage Unit specifically designed for military applications. The Tactical Energy Storage Unit uses Cummins latest technologies to further enhance the performance of the Cummins Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) generators and offer greater reliability across every mission. This new product offers a total integrated power system for any critical defense operation, whilst delivering greater system fuel efficiency, increased microgrid resilience, greater reliability and a reduction in the maintenance costs of its partner generators.