With eyes now on the British Army’s new Scout Specialist Vehicle, designated Ajax, Rolls- Royce and MTU (Stand S7-210) are showing their Type 8V 199 TE21 engine at DSEI this week. It is the most powerful in this engine series and has proven itself in infantry fighting vehicles such as the ULAN (Austria) and the Pizzaro (Spain), as well as in the Boxer vehicles operated by Germany and the Netherlands.
For the British Army’s Ajax vehicle, MTU will start delivering 589 engines from 2016.
Also on display is a scale model of the 20-cylinder MTU Series 4000 naval engine, which forms part of the diesel gensets for the Royal Navy’s Duke-class (Type 23) frigates undergoing life extensions from 2016. Four MTU diesel gensets are also destined for the Royal Navy’s future Type 26 frigates. MTU’s advanced design Series 4000-based diesel genset for submarines, currently under development, is also on display. Generating 1,300kW, it was designed to fully exploit the potential of Li-ion battery technology, which significantly reduces the charging cycle and offers increased vessel range due to lower fuel consumption.
MTU is also showing a combination of diesel and gas turbines (combined diesel and gas − CODAG), which allow for maximum operational efficiency and flexibility.