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Hydrogen fuel cell powered special operations vehicles for the Army

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posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 12:57 PM
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Quantum Fuel System Technologies Worldwide, Inc., has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army TARDEC-NAC (National Automotive Center) to develop and demonstrate a high performance, hydrogen fuel cell powered light-duty, special operations vehicle. The vehicle will be designed by Quantum’s Advanced Vehicle Concept Center in Lake Forest, California. Quantum will complete the development program and will support the U.S. Army’s demonstrations at military bases throughout the country. Benefits from these vehicles will include a reduced thermal signature, near-silent propulsion, and the rapid deployment of equipment utilized by troops. With the increasing tactical and communication equipment being implemented on the battlefield and the need for electrical power to support it, fuel cell powered vehicles also have the capability of exporting electrical power silently for a multitude of applications. With fuel comprising 70 percent of the supplies transported by the Armed Services to support battlefield operations, this project has the potential to illustrate a pathway to address logistic issues.


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Hmm intresting, a very good development, it combines steath, with relative mobility for special operation units. What do you think of this project?




posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 03:26 PM
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If oil ever runs out, all the militaries without such vehicles would be immobilised!



posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 08:00 PM
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Well at least our Army knows that we need alternative fuel. This is bound to be a very interesting project. I'm hoping that if this goes over well some celebrity will have a civilian model built, allowing for it to become popular.

Either way, stealthy, portable, efficent and versatile is a good way to go. I can't wait to see how this comes out. The only question is, does this mean we'll have to open a hydrogen production plant somewhere?



posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:12 PM
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this belongs in science and tech not in weaponry.



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