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Donaldson Company, Inc.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense Group
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DONALDSON FILTRATION WILL IMPROVE OPERATING CAPABILITIES OF THE PATRIA AMV 8X8 EVEN FUTHER
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., October 10, 2011 – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has once again demonstrated the unmatched flexibility and capability of its filter technologies. The company has combined two proven systems in a new application that greatly improves engine filtration protection and thus increases the operational effectiveness of the Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) even further.
Donaldson will deliver the first five systems to Patria in the first quarter of 2012, and the system will be an option on all future Patria AMVs. The Donaldson system will also available for retrofit in AMVs already in service worldwide.
Patria selected Donaldson to design a new AMV filtration solution to improve performance and life-cycle requirements. Donaldson combined a scavenge-air pre-cleaning section with the company’s Vee-Pac™ inlet barrier filter to provide the best dust and particle protection available today for the Patria AMV’s diesel engine.
The pre-cleaning unit utilizes Donaldson Strata™ Tube technology that provides superior elimination of airborne particles before they enter the AMV’s engine intake filter. The Vee-Pac barrier filter contains Donaldson’s Ultra-WebŪ nanofiber filtration media, the industry’s most efficient filtration material, which prevents clogging by capturing tiny particles on the filter’s surface for efficient continued air flow and easy maintenance and cleaning. Donaldson utilized an aluminum housing for the entire unit to reduce system weight.
“We welcome the Patria AMV to the growing family of military vehicles that utilize Donaldson filtration solutions,” said Pierre Habran, Director of Aerospace & Defense Europe, Middle East & Africa at Donaldson Company. “Patria’s decision to partner with Donaldson will improve the AMV’s operating capabilities even further and help our allies and their soldiers, many of whom have used AMVs while serving with coalition forces e.g. in Afghanistan.”
The Patria AMV 8x8 is an eight-wheeled, modular armored vehicle produced by Patria. Patria Group is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria is the unrivalled market leader of modern armoured wheeled vehicles - the number of contracted AMVs exceeds 1400 pcs.
Patria AMV combines high payload capacity with the latest technology. These features enable the simultaneous integration of a high level of protection and heavy weapon systems without compromising the outstanding mobility of the vehicle.
Patria AMV has been developed to provide optimal modularity of components and to be adaptable for a wide range of versions without changes in basic vehicle systems. Patria AMV is contracted among others by the Finnish, Polish and Swedish Defence Forces, and it has been fielded in ISAF operation since year 2007.
Patria and Lockheed Martin joined forces in 2007 to offer the AMV for the new U.S. Marine Corps’ Marine Personnel Carrier program.
To learn more about Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, visit www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.
About Donaldson's Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson's Aerospace and Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.
About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people's lives, enhance our Customers' equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our Customers' needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our employees contribute to the Company's success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.