Accession Number : ADA088860
Title : Army Mobility Energy Research & Development Plan.
Descriptive Note : 1ST Edition.
Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
Report Date : Jan 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 348
Abstract : The overall objective of the Army Mobility Energy R&D Plan is to ensure a cohesive, coordinated program leading toward a stronger Mobility Energy R&D that can respond to existing and future Army requirements to cope with the coordinated R&D energy programs and provide documentation for R&D resource allocation. National security objective can be achieved only if we are prepared to meet essential military energy requirements. The ability of the US to deter armed conflict, to respond to military aggression, to field modern and effective weapons, to meet our worldwide commitments, even to exist as a nation depends upon the availability of an adequate supply of energy of the type and quality necessary to meet the needs of our armed forces. At the same time, the military must also be aware and account for the needs of the economy. The Army Mobility Energy R&D Plan, if implemented, should greatly assist the Army in supplying energy of the type, quality, and quantity for both short- and long-range time frames. The plan concentrates on energy systems (structure, power sources, equipment) which make more efficient use of fuels, reduce dependence on non-domestic fuels, and use less expensive and/or more plentiful (renewable) resources.
Descriptors : *ARMY OPERATIONS , *ENERGY MANAGEMENT , MOBILITY , NATIONAL SECURITY , LONG RANGE(TIME) , FUELS , POWER SUPPLIES , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE