November 8, 2011 | McNally Industries has begun manufacturing the first 16 pumps to be incorporated into the new 800hp transmission designed for the Bradley GCV upgrade.  Extensive use of IED’s by enemy forces has generated the need to up-armor the Bradley.  The added weight of the new armor resulted in an underpowered propulsion system and sluggish performance.  The result was development; test and approval of a new 800hp system containing a transmission pump designed and manufactured by McNally Industries.  The upgrade program is expected to continue for several years with well over a 1000 Bradley’s receiving the 800hp system.  When the upgrades are complete the warfighter will have a much safer platform to perform their duties.