Cummins wins $21.5 million military contract

Cummins secures $21.5 million contract

Cummins Inc. has secured a $21.5 million contract to supply up to 160 diesel engines for the U.S. Army.

The V903 is a V8 engine that produces 800 horsepower. The contract with Cummins calls for new and remanufactured engines that can be used for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System, Multiple Launch Rocket System and Paladin Integrated Management vehicles.

All the work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

The contract states that 90 percent of the work will be performed in Seymour and 10 percent in Columbus.

Columbus-based Cummins has been investing in its Seymour operations. The company opened its $70 million, 90,000 square-foot Seymour Technical Center in October.