The contract value is approximately €80m and will be the first time that MTU engines have been utilised in British Army platforms. The vehicles will be delivered by General Dynamics UK in six variants and will form the backbone of the British Army’s future fleet of Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Delivery of the engines will start in 2016, and the last engines will be delivered in 2022.
Dr. Ulrich Dohle, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted that our MTU engine has been trusted for this important project. This order once again proves that when it comes to performance and reliability, the Series 199 engine is benchmark in its power range.”
The 8V 199 TE21 engines each have a power output of 600 kilowatts and are the most powerful engines of the series. Engines of Series 199 have established themselves in various armoured vehicles, among them the Austrian ULAN and the Spanish Pizarro vehicles. MTU’s scope of delivery includes the cooling system and two generators with 550 Amperes with each engine.
MTU is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 11,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry.
Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.