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AUSA 2012: ITT Exelis unveils tactical power alternative

23rd February 2012 - 07:01 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Fort Lauderdale, USA


Reflective of myriad joint service efforts to optimise energy capabilities of tactical wheeled vehicle platforms, ITT Exelis used AUSA Winter 2012 for the inaugural exhibit of their CRUX [Create / Regulate / Utilize / Export] Onboard Vehicle Power Generator on an MRAP-based military vehicle.

According to Doug Ramsey, business area lead for integrated power systems at ITT Exelis, the AUSA event marked the first time that the new alternator was exhibited on a military Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle.

'It’s TRL [technology readiness level] 7 and we have put it through its paces,’ Ramsey related. ‘We were part of

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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