Cummins to build mil-spec mobile power generators for the battlefield in near-half-billion-dollar contract

Feb. 28, 2024
Cummins Rugged Mobile Power (RMP) generators are versions of the company's Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) generator for military uses.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army battlefield power experts needed mil-spec advanced medium mobile power sources generators. They found their solution from Cummins Power Generation Inc. in Minneapolis.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced a $495 million contract to Cummins last week for advanced medium mobile power sources generators.

Cummins makes the Rugged Mobile Power (RMP) generators, which are versions of the company's original Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) generator for military use in tactical environments.

The Rugged Mobile Power Unit (RMP) AMMPS technology, and offers military benefits such as reduced logistics demands, improved mobility and transportability, and operating and maintenance cost savings. The RMP generators offer power output from 5 to 60 kilowatts.

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The Cummins AMMPS generator is 21 percent more fuel efficient, 35 percent quieter, and 40 percent more reliable than previous fleet of Tactical Quiet Generators (TQGs), company officials say.

The RMP generators are designed to MIL DTL 32496; use JP-8, JP-4, DF-1, DF-2, and DF-A fuels; operate in temperatures of -45 to 57 degrees Celsius; offer battlefield mobility; have 24 volts starting with NATO slave connection; can survive the effects of nuclear, biological and chemical contamination; have low infrared and noise signatures; can withstand the effects of high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP); offer electromagnetic compatibility per U.S. MIL-STD 461F; have built-in diagnostics and prognostics; offer networking and automatic start/stop capability; can run for eight hours between refuelings; and are low velocity air drop (LVAD) capable.

On this contract, Cummins will do the work at locations to be determined with each order, and should be finished buy February 2033. For more information contact Cummins online at

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