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Leonardo to demo OBVP on THAAD vehicles

13th August 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Leonardo DRS has been selected by the US Army to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) system on Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile battery C2 and launcher vehicles, the compay announced on 7 August.

The system offers electrical power system improvements by providing air defence operators with immediate access to electrical power directly from a vehicle’s power train.

For the demonstration, OBVP systems will be integrated with the vehicle transmission to generate up to 55kW of usable electrical power while on the move or up to 120kW of usable electrical power while stationary. The OBVP system can increase battlefield agility, reduce deployment logistics costs and improve mission readiness with no impact on vehicle functionality.

Leonardo DRS, in partnership with Allison Transmission, will jointly provide existing OBVP systems based on the Allison 3200 SP transmission and will develop an OBVP system for the Allison 4500 SP transmission. Both systems will support the THAAD vehicles used for C2 and missile launchers.

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