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Motor Age Tips When Army Green Means Something...

May 08 2014 01:43 PM | Chief-Guerra in Light Vehicles

One of the most dangerous missions our service men and women face is in the delivery of fuel to remote outposts. These lumbering caravans make easy targets for insurgents and we’ve all seen the carnage caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The development of hybrid and fuel cell technology not only provides military ground vehicles with increased range and capability, they reduce the need for these dangerous missions and according to one military source “a mere one percent improvement in energy efficiency would mean 6,444 fewer soldiers would have to participate in fuel convoy missions”. With the help of some new friends at the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), I was able to learn about some of the projects currently being worked on.

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