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Engine selected for the manned FCS vehicles

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posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 01:16 PM

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has selected the 5L890 engine manufactured by Detroit Diesel Corporation to power the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles.

Detroit Diesel will deliver 47 engines through 2011 and provide test support through 2015.

This engine will power the entire family of FCS manned ground vehicles, which includes the Mounted Combat System (MCS), Command and Control Vehicle (C2V), Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle (RSV), Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV), FCS Maintenance and Recovery Vehicle (FMRV), Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MV), Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) and Non-Line-of-Sight Mortar (NLOS-M).

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I heard that at least all the manned FCS vehicles will be diesel-electric. Does anyone know who will supply the electric portion?

[edit on 21-8-2005 by NWguy83]

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