Gallery: BAE Systems Develops Hybrid Electric Drive Tank for the U.S. A...

 

The United States Military has long been a supporter for alternative energy in order to make the assorted Armed Forces as efficient as possible. The efforts have seen the development of everything from fighter jets running on biofuel to solar powered backpacks for troops in Afghanistan. One of the biggest challenges facing the US Army, however, has been how to make their Ground Combat Vehicles (GCVs) more fuel efficient. Currently, the average Army soldier uses 22 gallons of gasoline a day, but that is set to change with BAE Systems unveiling the specifications for a hybrid-electric U.S. Army tank – a vehicle that has been in the works for four years.

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  1. slickster69 February 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

    This beast has worse fuel mileage than the latest Abrams.

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