All Electric Combat Vehicles (AECV) for Future Applications
NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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During the last ten years. several studies and demonstrator projects dealing with electric and hybrid electric vehicles were carried out in the United States and Europe. both in the military and the commercial sectors. Three of these studies were conducted under the NATO Long Term Scientific Studies namely LTSS43. LTSS47 and LTSS50. The current effort was performed by Task Group AVT-047. It analyzed new electric technologies. technology requirements. systems for nobility. survivability and lethality. These included the pulse power requirement and the energy storage needed to meet all vehicle power requirements and identified enabling technologies that require further development andor breakthroughs. The previous studies served as a basis for investigating the potential payoffs versus the technical issues and challenges. The study was complemented by a vehicle demonstration AVT-098 held in Spring 2003 in Brasschaat Belgium where several hybrid and mechanical drive vehicles were demonstrated on a test track running side by side to highlight the advantages of the electric powered vehicles.
- Combat Vehicles