L&T selects Allison Transmission for Indian Army’s FICV program

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) have selected Allison Transmission company to provide the Allison 3040 MX propulsion solution for the Indian Army’s Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) prototype.

Allison will manage engineering design, development, fabrication, testing and demonstration of the 3040 MX for the FICV prototype vehicles through 2024.

The Indian Army intends to procure approximately 1,750 indigenously developed FICVs over the next two decades that are to replace India’s fleet of aging BMP-1 and BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

The FICV is a fully tracked armored vehicle consisting of Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), Reconnaissance and Surveillance, and Command and Control variants.

About Allison 3040 MX propulsion solution – Allison’s 3040 MX was developed based on its proven X300 propulsion solution, which has been integral to the European CV90 and Warrior IFV drivetrain solutions for over 30 years.

The 3040 MX is equipped with advanced electronic system controls enabling performance optimization and additional functionality that was not previously available.

Currently, the 3040 MX is also being used in the U.S. Army’s newest tank, the Mobile Protected Firepower Light Tank.