Power & Energy (PE)

A Modern Diesel Engine Concept for Military Application

by Erik Koehler; Marek Tatur; -Ing. Dean Tomazic


When seeking a diesel engine to power their advanced military prototypes, military vehicle developers have a mostly unsuitable list of options. Typically, the decision comes down to a compromise of undesirable components and outdated technology. A military supplier will likely face an option between an advanced diesel engine specifically developed to achieve modern emission requirements or an archaic powerplant that has decades old specific power level. These engines were not developed for the unique requirements of a military application. A diesel engine developed specifically for the military could take advantage of opportunities associated with the application and produce a lighter, more powerful and more capable vehicle.