Friday, November 25, 2022

U.S. Army awards Cummins with $490M contract for tactical generators

U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Cummins Power Generation Inc. a contract to procure the Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources tactical generators.

The contract, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is worth more than $490,9 million.

According to the DoD’s statement, work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 28, 2022.


The  Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources represent the third generation of Department of Defense military standard generators. AMMPS are replacing second generation Tactical Quiet Generators, which have a 25 year old design, and providing significant operational improvements that greatly decrease the logistics footprint on the battlefield. The current family of AMMPS consists of five versions: the 5 kW, 10kW, 15kW, 30kW, 60kW generators.

The AMMPS provides significant monthly fuel savings, they will also reduce the exposure of  Soldiers to the dangers of improvised explosive device attacks on supply convoys.

Consuming less fuel on the battlefield will require fewer supply convoys to transport fuel to remote areas. Because these convoys are a frequent target for roadside bombs and other enemy attacks, fewer tankers and fewer trips could reduce the risk faced by Soldiers transporting that fuel.

AMMPS also feature digital control screens in place of dials, extra cooling fans, and standardization between units of different sizes to simplify maintenance.

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