Rolls-Royce Power Systems Introduces Advanced Military Vehicle Propulsion Innovations at Eurosatory

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Introduces Advanced Military Vehicle Propulsion Innovations at Eurosatory

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division has unveiled innovative advancements in military vehicle propulsion at the Eurosatory defense trade fair. They introduced a hybrid powerpack and a new 10-cylinder variant of the mtu Series 199 engine, designed to enhance tactical capabilities for armored vehicles. The hybrid concept integrates high-performance diesel engines with battery-electric drives, allowing for silent operation and reduced fuel consumption during idle periods. Meanwhile, the new 10-cylinder engine offers over 1,100 kW of power, catering to vehicles weighing 50 to 70 tons. These developments aim to optimize operational efficiency and logistics for NATO and allied forces, setting new standards in military vehicle propulsion.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-Jun-2024— /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Power Systems, through its mtu engine programme, has unveiled groundbreaking advancements in military vehicle propulsion at the Eurosatory defence trade fair in Paris. Among the innovations showcased are a hybrid powerpack tailored for special tactical needs and a new 10-cylinder variant of its acclaimed mtu Series 199, boasting over 1,100 kW output.

The hybrid powerpack integrates a high-performance diesel engine with a battery-electric drive, enhancing vehicle maneuverability and stealth capabilities. This system enables extended silent operations by utilizing pre-charged batteries, minimizing both noise and thermal signatures. According to Knut Müller, Senior Vice President Global Governmental Business at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, these developments meet the evolving demands of future armoured vehicles for increased power and electronic system support while enabling new tactical strategies.

Meanwhile, the new 10-cylinder iteration of the mtu Series 199 expands the power range of the series to accommodate vehicles weighing up to 70 tons. This advancement is expected to streamline logistics for military forces through its modular design, which facilitates easy integration into existing and new vehicle platforms. Christian Wolf, Head of Development for Military Engines and Systems at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, highlighted the engine’s scalability and compatibility with various military vehicle applications.

Both innovations underscore Rolls-Royce’s commitment to enhancing defence capabilities for NATO and allied forces, reinforcing its position as a strategic partner in military propulsion systems.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce develops and delivers complex power and propulsion solutions for safety-critical applications in the air, at sea and on land. Our products and service packages enable our customers to connect people, societies, cultures and economies together; they meet the growing need for power generation across multiple industries; and enable governments to equip their armed forces with the power to protect.
  2. Rolls-Royce has a presence in 48 countries and customers in more than 150, comprising over 250 commercial large aero engine customers, 160 armed forces and navies and approximately 40,000 active Power Systems customers. We are committed to becoming a net zero company by 2050 and we support our customers to do the same.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £15.4bn in 2023, underlying operating profit was £1.6bn and free cash flow £1.3bn.
  4. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is publicly traded company (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).
  5. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs more than 10,500 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio also includes diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. With its climate friendly technologies, Rolls-Royce Power Systems is helping to drive the energy transition.

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