Allison Transmission cross-drive AT for US Army combat vehicles returns to production

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 10 Jul 2020


The M113A3 remains the US Army’s single largest armoured vehicle fleet with nearly 5,000 vehicles, and encompasses 30 percent of all tracked vehicles in an armoured brigade.

Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and military vehicles, recently began delivery of the X200-4A cross-drive automatic transmission to meet the United States Army’s combat readiness requirements.

The X200-4A cross-drive transmission is designed for light-tracked combat vehicles weighing up to 16 tons. The X200-4A provides vehicle propulsion, integrated differential steering and integrated brakes, ensuring unmatched control and performance. This cross-drive transmission has been used in the M113A3 armoured personnel carrier since 1986 and the return to production highlights the ongoing sustainment of this critical family of defense vehicles. To meet this initial contract, valued at approximately $35 million, Allison Transmission began deliveries of the X200-4A cross-drive transmission in June 2020 and will continue through March 2022.

“Allison is committed to providing the most reliable products to our customers, reducing mechanical down time and allowing crews to have more time to spend on training and mission readiness,” said Dana Pittard, Vice President for Defense Programs at Allison Transmission.

The M113A3 remains the US Army’s single largest armoured vehicle fleet with nearly 5,000 vehicles, and encompasses 30 percent of all tracked vehicles in an armoured brigade. These vehicles provide medical, combat engineering, command and control, and indirect fire capabilities.