Tactical Fuel and Energy Strategy for The Future Modular Force
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DRS TECHNICAL SERVICES RICHMOND VA
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As the United States becomes more reliant on imported energy resources, there is an urgent need to examine the implications of the domestic and world energy situations on the Tactical Army, and to formulate an effective and viable path for the Armys tactical fuel and energy future. With our national energy requirement increasing annually, harvesting alternative energy sources is an absolute priority for the nation, Department of Defense DoD, and the Army. The Army is currently working to better understand the value of energy in terms of cost and operational capability, and to modify business processes to more accurately integrate those values into decisions that affect requirements planning, acquisition, and funding priorities. The operational environment includes energy sources, energy consumption, fiscal challenges, dynamic and changing operational strategies, evolving technologies, and the opportunities to not only reduce consumption, but to diversify supply through alternative energy solutions. The use of alternative energy sources must be synchronized with efforts to reduce consumption otherwise there is no energy savings realized, but merely a shift from one supply source to another. The Army is engaged with other federal entities and industry to adopt best business practices and technologies for conservation and alternative power development. However, a fully supported strategy is the result of requirements identification and effective resource advocacy.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Military Forces and Organizations