AVL Picked To Develop Advanced Combat Engine For Army

Law360, Washington (April 20, 2015, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A consortium of defense contractors and other businesses awarded AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. a $17 million project to work with the U.S. Army to develop an advanced combat engine, AVL said on Monday.

AVL will conduct research and development work with the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC, AVL said. The Army awarded the project through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium, or NAMC. AVL will work to develop an opposed piston, two-stroke single cylinder advanced combat engine technology demonstrator, the company said.

“Current military engines have set a high standard for reliability and durability," James Labonte, AVL's...

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