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First DRS humvee with persistent field power delivered to USMC

16th July 2011 - 10:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced its Test and Energy Management business unit has delivered the first of its next generation On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) equipped HMMWVs to the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Program Manager of Expeditionary Power Systems.

The fifteen OBVP HMMWV’s currently being produced will be sent to the operating forces for user evaluation.

The OBVP equipped vehicle is capable of producing 10kW of power while mobile and 30 kW of power in the stationary mode. LTG (Ret.) Jerry Sinn, President, DRS Technologies Tactical Systems Group states, “The Marine Corps is actively working to reduce their logistical footprint within the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. When utilizing the HMMWV to provide power in an expeditionary environment, the OBVP will allow the Marine Corps to eliminate transportation of multiple generator sets aboard amphibious ships, thus saving valuable deck space.”

LTG Sinn added, “We are fortunate to have partnered with the USMC in the validation and delivery of this capability and believe that it offers tremendous benefit in terms of providing a more flexible, resilient, and persistent power source in the field. DRS is committed to this technology and its success in extending the value of the legacy HMMWV fleet for the DoD.”

Source: DRS Technologies

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