BRP developed 55-hp Evinrude multi-fuel engines that provide the defense industry with the capability to deploy a large number of outboard-powered vessels.
The new engines meet the emerging needs of the U.S. Department of Defense, and will enable BRP's Evinrude engines to power the U.S. military for years to come, according to the company.
Evinrude MFEs provide sufficient horsepower capable of running on multiple fuels, including aviation fuels, kerosene, standard gasoline and, in an emergency, diesel fuel, according to the company.
By adapting design elements from Evinrude E-TEC technology, the MFEs meet the Common Fuels Initiative, a Department of Defense mandate that will require all U.S. military forces to use a series of common fuels to power their equipment for simpler logistics and increased safety by 2010.
The Evinrude MFEs are designed for mission flexibility, allowing special operations forces to be transported by aircraft or ship without requiring the fuel tanks to be purged and cleaned before deployment. This will allow them to operate on any fuel available through the standard logistics system or through commercially available sources worldwide. The fuel selection can be changed with the flip of a switch.