CUMMINS TO POWER MOWAG PATROL VEHICLES FOR GERMANY
11 February 2009
Darlington, UK (February 11, 2009) -
Cummins has recently been awarded a contract from Mowag to supply 198 ISBe 5.9 litre engines rated at 250hp (186 kW) to power Eagle IV patrol vehicles for the German army. This is a follow on order from Mowag for 90 ISBe 5.9 engines for the Danish army.
Commenting on the success, Dave Hurley, Cummins Defence Leader said “Cummins was chosen to supply the ISBe 5.9 engines because of their excellent reliability and durability. Furthermore, the ISBe engines are renowned for their reduced engine noise and fuel consumption which is very important in this demanding application.”
In addition, the ISBe 5.9 engines enhance the stealth capability of the Eagle IV vehicles due to their high power to weight ratio and clean combustion technology with reduced visible smoke.
The Cummins ISBe family has established an outstanding reputation for power, performance and driveability appropriate for the latest generation of all-terrain, multi-purpose defence vehicles. Based on the outstanding success of its B series predecessor in the British and U.S. Armies, the ISBe engine comes with a military pedigree that few other engines can match.
The 198 Eagle IV vehicles will be jointly manufactured in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and at Kaiserslautern, Germany. Deliveries already commenced in 2008 and will extend to 2010.
About Mowag GmbH
Mowag GmbH of Kreuzlingen develops, designs, and manufactures technologically advanced special vehicles for military use. More than 13,500 armoured and non-armoured wheeled vehicles of the MOWAG PIRANHA, MOWAG EAGLE, and MOWAG DURO series are in service worldwide. Since October of 2003, MOWAG is part of the General Dynamics European Land Systems group, and employs a qualified staff force of more than 700 at its Kreuzlingen site, Switzerland.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 5,200 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $801 million on sales of $14.34 billion in 2008. A substantial manufacturing presence in Europe includes the mid-range engine plant at Darlington UK and the high horsepower engine plant at Daventry, UK. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or everytime.cummins.com.