Penske Australia will unveil the MT881 engine selected by Hanwha Defense Australia to power Huntsman self-propelled howitzers (Land 8116) and Hanwha’s Redback infantry fighting vehicle (Land 400 Phase III) at Land Forces next week. Boasting superior power and reliability, the MT881 engine is rated at 735 kW and 3,030 Nm of torque at 2,700 rpm. Furthermore Penske Australia’s display will feature the X1100-5A3 cross-drive military series transmission, also selected by Hanwha Defense Australia for inclusion in the Huntsman and Redback.

Additionally, Penske Australia’s stand will host the MTU 8V199 engine selected to power the Boxer (Land 400 Phase II), the MTU 6V199 engine currently powering the M113 armoured personnel carrier, and the Rheinmetall MAN 40M military vehicle that has been converted into a maintainer training aid for the Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. “Penske Australia is pleased to be returning to Land Forces after the postponement last year due to the pandemic,” said Matt Grech, land and aero systems manager, Penske Australia.

“We look forward to exhibiting our range of engines and transmission which complement current and future platforms, while also meeting with key customers to take them through not only our display, but also our broader solutions and capabilities. With the increase in programs in the defence domain, this is an opportune time to meet with stakeholders and prime partners in one central location to collaborate and make up for time lost last year.”


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