- It can do 6 miles silent patrol mode before the engine has to kick in
- 15 Kw generator provides silent power for sensors/comm gear
Acronym translation for the org that's working on this - RDECOM/TARDEC:
- RDECOM = Research, Development and Engineering Command
- TARDEC = Tank, Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center
TARDEC has a conference coming up shortly on tactical hybrids and other approaches to squeezing more miles out a gallon of fuel. You could say their job is to turn GPM vehicles into MPG vehicles. Keep an eye on here for info on the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator and the upcoming industry day on 30 Sep 08 in Michigan.
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