Collins Aerospace Celebrates the 400th Delivery of the Abrams Generator

  • Provides 60% more power in the same footprint

 Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. announced that it has delivered the 400th Abrams generator. The Abrams generator is a 28-volt DC 1000-amp main power generator for the U.S. Army’s Abrams Main Battle Tank. Part of a strategic modernization effort, the Abrams generator provides 60 percent more power in the same space and increases overall reliability – contributing to the main battle tank’s global premier status. Collins Aerospace has delivered orders ahead of schedule for the last three years.

The tank generator features an oil-cooled, fully-sealed system in a dense package that delivers combat effectiveness.

“The upgraded generator enables the vehicle to operate longer, with minimal maintenance, and increases its mobility and survivability – a force multiplier when it comes to ground combat,” states Kevin Raftery, vice president and general manager of ISR and Space Solutions for Collins Aerospace. “Our extensive experience in electric power generation is a key differentiator for current and future platforms.”

Collins Aerospace Systems is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. With 2019 net sales of approximately $26 billion, the business has 71,000 employees across more than 300 locations globally. It is one of the four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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