Mobile Nuclear Power Plants for Ground Operations
U. S. Army G4 Washington DC United States
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This study was commissioned by the Army Deputy Chief of Staff DCS, G-4 to analyze the potential benefits and challenges of mobile nuclear power plants MNPPs with very small modular reactor vSMR technology and to address the broader operational and strategic implications of energy delivery and management. The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics released the Defense Science Board DSB Task Force final report on Energy Systems for ForwardRemote Operating Bases in 2016. The DSB observed that energy is, and will remain, a critical enabling component of military operations, with demand continuing to increase over time. This study supports the DSBs recommendations and considers the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legalregulatory PESTEL factors associated with a future, near-term decision involving the deployment and employment of MNPPs.
- Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering