Advanced Vehicle Technology Alliance Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Annual Report
Technical Report,01 Oct 2014,30 Sep 2015
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI WARREN United States
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There are two high level drivers that led to the development of the AVPTA. The first is the elevation of energy efficiency and security as points of emphasis throughout the Army and the Department of Defense DOD as a whole. For the Army, a major milestone in this was the development of the Army Energy Security Implementation Plan AESIP in 2009. Within the AESIP goal to Increase Energy Efficiency across Platforms and Facilities, there was an objective to increase the efficiency of tactical equipment. At the DOD level, the Operational Energy Strategy is a principle-guidance document for the Departments approach to ensure energy security for operational forces. The second was a call by the DOD for strengthened interagency partnering. This was set forth in its 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. Energy security was identified as an excellent opportunity area for such a partnership. To this end, the DOE and DOD worked to craft a Memorandum of Understanding MOU to establish a partnering framework to enhance national energy security. This MOU is included as Appendix A. The MOU calls for the Departments to work together in a wide range of technical areas including efficient transportation and overall energy efficiency.