Special Issue on Powering the Future Force: New Power & Energy Technologies for the Warfighter (AMMTIAC Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 1 / WSTIAC Quarterly, Volume 9, Number 1)
WEAPONS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER ROME NY
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Energy is a force multiplier - and a limitation. Energy efficiency increases maneuverability, agility, and makes our forces more expeditionary. However, our new systems require ever increasing energy, during a time when getting fuel to forward locations is considered an operation, with vulnerable supply lines requiring additional security forces. The Secretary of Defense recognized this tension three years ago when he established the DoD Energy Security Task Force. The Task Force developed a strategic plan, providing a framework for energy management across DoD, with Deputy Secretary-approved strategic outcomes 1. Maintain or enhance operational effectiveness by reducing total force energy demands. 2. Increase energy strategic resilience by developing alternativeassured fuels and energy. 3. Enhance operational and business effectiveness by institutionalizing energy solutions in DoD planning and business processes. 4. Establish and monitor Department-wide energy metrics. This issue looks at new power and energy technologies being developed for and by DoD.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Electrochemical Energy Storage