Accession Number:

ADA109182

Title:

An Overview of Army Mobility Energy Research and Development

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jun 79-Oct 81

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXBELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCHFACILITY

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

Dependence on foreign oil sources and the attendant strategic problems of securing the long lines of supplies from possible interruption raise a question of the ability of the Armed Forces to carry out its mission in the event of a national emergency. Energy is essential for the Army in maintaining readiness to assure national security in peacetime, crisis, or war. The Army Energy Plan, which is in concert with and support of national energy goals, establishes the basis for reducing energy consumption, reducing dependency on conventional hydrocarbon fuels, and tasks the Army to obtain a position of energy leadership. In this report, the Department of Army Energy goals objectives are identified and the framework for planning Army MobilityEnergy Research and Development is outlined. Key elements of the Army Mobility Energy R and D plan of action include an organization plan, technical assessment, technical performance plan, and a management plan. The Army Mobility Energy R and D Program has been categorized into four program areas--fuels, other fluids, engines, and other equipment. Examples of individual projects, as well as an overview of the Armys Mobility Energy Research and Development are provided with respect to meeting Army Energy goals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE