Rolls-Royce Supplies Engines for the Scout SV

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Rolls-Royce Supplies Engines for the Scout SV

 29th May 2015

After a tumultuous year, Rolls-Royce seems to be getting things back on track. The engineering giant has endured a 23% share price drop and aggressive restructuring. Since then the company, who produced the indomitable Merlin engine for the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire, has won contracts with Delta, AirAsia X and Emirates the value of which stretches into the tens of billions.

DefenceAdThe latest win reunites Rolls-Royce with one of its oldest business partners, the British Army. The MTU Series 199 diesel engine has been selected to power the new Scout SV being built by General Dynamics at their South Wales facility.

SCOUT SV

General Dynamics Scout SV - Image Courtesy of General Dynamics

The sophistication and versatility of the Scout SV will see the state of the art fighting vehicle deployed in every theatre Britain is currently operating in so with the selection comes recognition that the engine is up to whatever the British Army can throw at it.

DefenceAdRolls-Royce’s MTU Series 199 is already being used in a number of military vehicles including the Austrian Army's ULAN fighting vehicle. The £56.6 million order is the first time Rolls-Royce will supply the engine to the British Army. The first delivery of the 589 units will begin next year and continue through to 2022.

Dr Ulrich Dohle, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: ‘We are delighted that our MTU engine has been trusted for this important project. This order once again proves that when it comes to performance and reliability, the Series 199 engine is benchmark in its power range.’

MTU 8V 199 TE21

Rolls-Royce MTU Series 199 Diesel Engine - Image Courtesy of MTU

The 8V 199 TE21 engine has a power output of 600 kilowatts, giving the 42 tonne Scout SV an estimated top speed of 62mph. The fighting vehicle will start rolling off the production line in 2017 with brigades formed and trained from 2020. Final delivery of the Scout SV is expected to be by 2025.

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