DRS partnership with Allison seeks to create advanced vehicle power to feed today's military electronics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 14 Nov. 2010. The DRS Technologies Test and Energy Management segment in Huntsville, Ala., is partnering with Allison Transmission, Inc. in Indianapolis to provide on-board vehicle power on U.S. military vehicles by providing a cost-effective means of on-board power generation, company officials announced. The partnership aims to provide advanced power train technology and on-board power for new and existing generations of military electronic equipment, ranging from flat-panel displays and night-vision equipment, to advanced battery recharging capability for infantry soldiers operating in the field for extended periods.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 14 Nov. 2010. The DRS Technologies Test and Energy Management segment in Huntsville, Ala., is partnering with Allison Transmission, Inc. in Indianapolis to provide on-board vehicle power on U.S. military vehicles by providing a cost-effective means of on-board power generation, company officials announced.

The partnership aims to provide advanced power train technology and on-board power for new and existing generations of military electronic equipment, ranging from flat-panel displays and night-vision equipment, to advanced battery recharging capability for infantry soldiers operating in the field for extended periods.

The DRS/Allison partnership seeks to develop on-board vehicle power technology that uses a transmission integral generator with power-producing capabilities ranging from 30 kilowatts to more than 125 kilowatts, company officials say. This approach could provide a solution that could be installed on the existing military vehicles without redesign.

For more information contact DRS Test and Energy Management online at www.drs-tem.com, or Allison Transmission at www.allisontransmission.com.

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