Will Hybrid Electric Propulsion Drive the Future Combat Systems? 2002-01-3052
Hybrid Electric (HE) Propulsion will be part of the Army's Transformation, not because it's easy but because it makes FCS a threat to The Threat. A successful integration of an HE Propulsion system provides significant advantages in individual vehicle performance and potential. It will provide a ground force significant advantages by reducing its logistic footprint. However, a successful integration of an HE Propulsion system must overcome significant technology challenges, particularly in energy storage and energy conversion. The U.S. Army is addressing these challenges through numerous technology developments and evaluation programs.