Advertised for years, but now a security and defense company finally provided details of the electric battle tank tested by the U.S. military.
Having an electric vehicle will be worthwhile for the United States by high fuel costs in recent conflicts.
Retired Brigadier General Steve Anderson, who served as head of logistics in Iraq, said that about 1,000 soldiers died in Iraq and Afghanistan while transporting fuel.
Anderson estimated that the Defense Department had spent on the Iraq war about 20,000 million in stores and mobile structures in the camps, most of which money was spent on fuel to heat and cool stores.
Security firm BAE Systems specified that the new tank is between 10 percent and 20 percent more efficient in fuel use and faster than conventional tanks driven by diesel.
The vehicle weighing 63 tons can carry 12 soldiers and will become part of the combat systems of the future that drives America.
The new ground combat vehicle (GCV) will have a diesel power generator built into a tank lighter than usual.
It will be much more efficient, agile and will be stronger acceleration thanks to its electric system, which will also allow the integration of new technologies. The idea also is that the tank can be used as a kind of electric generator in military camps.
Another advantage, they say, is that it will be much quieter than gasoline-powered tanks, which would make it ideal in tactical maneuvers.
You will also have a durability of 30 and 40, and their technology, they say, makes it adaptable to future developments to enhance its efficiency.
The price still is not fixed, but some analysts predict it will be about 12 or 17 million dollars per vehicle, or almost double what they cost four times the current tanks.
If finally adopted, they would replace or Bradley Stryker vehicles used by the U.S. military.
Having energy efficient vehicles is strategically important to the United States Army.
Fuel costs are considerable. But in conflicts like the one held in Afghanistan and Iraq have alternative energy sources is also a matter of life or death.
As stated in 2012 retired Brigadier General Steve Anderson, who served as head of logistics in Iraq, about a thousand soldiers died in Iraq and Afghanistan while transporting fuel.
Anderson also found that the Defense Department had spent on the Iraq war about 20 million dollars in stores and mobile structures in the camps, most of which money was spent on fuel to heat and cool stores.
On the ecological front, the availability of such vehicles could also significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Investments of the United States Army in electric vehicles and green technologies are important,” said Miriam Pemberton meanwhile, a researcher at the Center for International Studies in Washington.
“As the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, what the military do to reduce their emissions have a significant impact.”
“This impact is even greater if the military prioritize most promising technology transfer, ie that can be used for civilian purposes,” he said.
“This would ensure that this investment will help reduce emissions across our economy. Same military consider climate change as one of the greatest threats to security. So try this threat can not be resolved with an army greener way isolated. “