Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) is enhancing the efficiency and flexibility of U.S. military vehicles through its advanced driveline and mobility technologies.
All tactical wheeled U.S. military vehicles currently used in warfare operations benefit from Dana’s Spicer® axle, driveshaft, or Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) technology. The Oshkosh M-ATV, Textron ASV, and Navistar MaxxPro vehicles, all of which represent new business awards for Dana, will also benefit from the company’s durable CTIS and driveshaft systems.
“Dana has a long history developing products used in the military market,” said Mark Wallace, Dana’s president of On-Highway Driveline Technologies. “Our expertise in energy conveyance and mobility make us the ideal partner for military vehicle OEMs wishing to incorporate cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading support into their vehicles.”
Dana will be displaying its axle, driveshaft, and CTIS technologies at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting (AUSA) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Oct. 10-12. The following Dana products will be featured at booth No. 7837:
— Spicer Diamond(TM) Series Driveshaft – This industry-first, one-piece
aluminum driveshaft utilizes Dana’s patented manufacturing process to
significantly reduce weight while maintaining the strength of an
all-steel system. The result is a very robust and significantly lighter
driveshaft for improved fuel efficiency and armor-carrying capacity for
— Spicer Central Tire Inflation System – With the press of a button from
inside the cab, Spicer CTIS technology maximizes vehicle mobility by
adjusting tire pressure to the optimum footprint on any terrain. This
innovative system enables a vehicle to escape threats, bringing soldiers
to safety in the most strenuous environments.
— Spicer Severe Duty Drivetrain – Designed to excel in severe conditions,
this drivetrain combines a redesigned axle with a Spicer Life Series
driveshaft to offer increased durability and impact resistance. Suited
for Light Combat Tactical Vehicles, such as the MECV, the system uses
new differential gear sets and an updated layout to provide increased
torque capacity for higher gross weight vehicles. These changes,
coupled with improved component materials and temperature control, help
the system deliver unmatched durability and reliability.
About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of driveline products (axles, driveshafts, and transmissions), power technologies (sealing and thermal-management products), and genuine service parts for light- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. The company’s customer base includes nearly every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 24,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2010 sales of $6.1 billion. For more information, please visit www.dana.com.