Cummins is a global power leader, approaching 100 years of diesel engine production. The world’s largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines and related technologies has pioneered many industry firsts since its inception in 1919. From being one of the first companies to instigate the use of diesel in commercial vehicles to running the first diesel race car, Cummins has consistently been at the forefront of technological developments in this ever-changing industry.
Military Diesel Engines
The company’s product portfolio is unique in the industry, comprising of a wide range of engines and related component technologies. This gives Cummins the ability to provide tailored solutions to meet and exceed the needs of global markets and customers. Worldwide technical expertise enables Cummins to work closely with vehicle and equipment manufacturers to ensure that their products provide the best possible value and reliability to their customers, wherever they are located.
Over $600 million is invested annually in research and engineering to maintain our technology leadership across a power band extending all the way to 4,000 hp (2983 kW). With engine manufacturing in 8 countries and over 5,000 support locations worldwide, Cummins has evolved into a truly international company.
Over many years, Cummins products have built a reputation for their reliability, durability and dependability in the military market.
Cummins Diesel Engines for Defence Applications
Cummins is a major supplier to defence agencies around the world including the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and US government. Large numbers of Cummins-powered units are currently in active service, in a wide variety of equipment ranging from logistic trucks to heavy artillery.
That’s why Cummins is specified in so many military applications around the world. The B/ISBe series engines alone are in service in 30,000 items of military equipment worldwide.
Cummins diesels supply power for every type of military application worldwide: wheeled and tracked combat vehicles, logistic vehicles, naval propulsion and auxiliaries plus multi-megawatt generator sets. Cummins delivers every engine you need, wherever you need it.
Cummins Power for Military Equipment
Cummins is focused on providing the highest engine availability at the lowest possible running costs, whilst meeting the latest emissions regulations. Our strategy is driven by evaluating customer needs and market conditions in order to provide the optimum products with the appropriate technologies wherever Cummins engines operate. Equipped with a full portfolio of technology options such as Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), Cummins can provide every technology to meet global engine emissions requirements. SCR aftertreatment has been chosen to meet the Euro 4 and Euro 5 on-highway emission standards.
For the US military market, Cummins engines comply with the latest EPA emissions regulations using Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) and can be used for applications where military fuels are not required.
Cummins Engines- Military Fuel Capability
Cummins engines are capable of operation on a wide range of military fuels, including NATO F34 & F-54, JET A-1, JP-8 and AVTUR. If high-sulphur fuels are to be used, engines can be offered either with or without the aftertreatment systems, depending on customer preference.
Cummins Engines for Armoured Fighting Vehicles
These highly advanced engines provide outstanding power density for higher speeds as well as with exceptional fuel-efficiency and sustained operations. The engine quality is well recognised by leading manufacturers of both wheeled and tracked Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), as well as close relatives such as Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and reconnaissance vehicles.
Cummins QSB/ISBe and QSL/ISLe engines provide ideal configurations for many of these vehicle types. With high power output and compact envelopes they provide significant installation advantages by releasing valuable internal space and aiding payload. The QSM and QSX engines are power matched for heavier AFVs. Although exceptionally strong, they are lighter and more compact than other engines in their class.
Cummins Military Diesel Engines for Cargo Carriers
For cargo carriers, tactical vehicles, bowsers and transporters, Cummins engines need very little introduction. Across the 4.5 to 15 litre range they are equipped with deep reserves of torque to outperform much larger engines, particularly when hill-climbing. Advanced electronics and turbocharging contribute to class-leading levels of fuel efficiency.
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