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Combat Propulsion Systems, located in Muskegon, Michigan, is an industry leader in the design, development, manufacture, assembly and test of military engines, transmissions, suspensions and turret drive systems. The large group and facility gives Combat Propulsion Systems the unique ability to control the entire engineering to production release cycle assuring that a quality product is delivered to the customer on schedule.


Located 45 miles west of Grand Rapids, Combat Propulsion Systems consists of approximately 170 acres with 886,090 square feet of manufacturing area and 100,200 square feet of office space. In addition, there are 177.3 acres of vacant property.


Combat Propulsion Systems is the only engine manufacturer within the L3 family. Currently the AVDS-1790 Diesel Engine is manufactured at this facility with the manning and manufacturing plans based on 100 engines per year.


The facility is currently registered by NQA to the ISO 9001-2008 standard. Muskegon maintained on-site calibration capability with the calibration system compliant with the current ISO standard.


The main plant consists in part of: abrasive blasting machines, 20,000 square foot heat treat facility with 19 furnaces, a 16,000 square foot welding area, 4 paint booths (one of which is an automotive type drive-through booth), and 62,000 square feet of assembly areas for transmission and engine manufacturing. Machining of tank components consists of 100,000 square feet with numerous machining centers. There is also 70,000 square feet of test cell area.


Engineering tools and facilities include: Pro/E CAD workstations, simulation software, prototype machine shop, prototype assembly area, testing facilities for engine, transmission and suspension units, including full power engine dynamometer and power pack testing. A vehicle build area and test track are available for supporting programs requiring vehicle integration or testing.


There are two test tracks located on 93 acres within the 170 acre manufacturing site. The North Track is 3.5 miles long and has a sand surface, hilly terrain and a mud pit. The South Track is 1.5 miles long and has a sand surface with flat terrain. Test facilities in the main plant consist of one cold temperature chamber, one shock and vibration test are and one electronics lab as well as four production and three experimental 1500hp diesel engine test cells, one Mud Test test cell, two power pack ground hop cells, one chromatograph, two tensile/compression testers and five large magna flux and turret drive lab build areas.

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