Cummins lands $20.5M defense contract
Cummins Inc. of Columbus (NYSE: CMI) received a $20.5 million defense contract. The company was one of two recipients of the U.S. Department of Defense Generator Set Design, Manufacturing, Testing, and Manufacturing Award.
Under the contract, Cummins will manufacture generator sets in both 500-kilowatt and powertrain configurations under the Large Tactical Power System program. Cummins believes this contract is indicative of the growing demand for high-tech and dense energy needs.
LTPS is an upgrade program designed to provide “more mobile, reliable, and logistically supported tactical power sources” for the US Department of Defense.
According to Cummins, the LTPS consists of two 500 kW generators in a power plant configuration with distribution and switching, allowing one generator to turn on when the other generator is off. For Phase I, two contract companies will supply four power plant configurations for testing.
Development will take place at Cummins Power Generation headquarters in Minnesota.