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Qinetiq selected to provide GCV transmission system

2nd February 2012 - 11:58 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman team for the US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) programme has selected Qinetiq to provide its E-X-Drive transmission as the ‘key component’ of the hybrid electric drive propulsion system.

The move was announced by Qinetiq on 2 February, and the decision to use the system ‘marks a significant step forward from conventional hydro-mechanical transmissions in terms of efficiency, size, weight, reliability and flexibility’, a company statement said.

According to Qinetiq, the E-X-Drive offers improved acceleration, agility, fuel efficiency and maintainability compared to the systems used on other combat vehicles, and ‘enables fundamental changes in vehicle configuration

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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