Land Platforms

DSEI 2017: Ajax engine deliveries under way

14 September 2017

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has delivered 75 of a total of 589 MTU 199 TE21 V-8 diesel engines ordered for the British Army’s General Dynamics Land Systems Ajax reconnaissance vehicles and variants

In this application the engine develops 600 kW (804 HP) and is coupled to a Renk 256B automatic transmission with six forward and six reverse gears, and an associated cooling system.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is also developing an MTU Powerpack based on their Series 890 diesel engine, which is claimed to provide tracked combat vehicles with a very compact, high density unit.

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