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Us Military Develops Stealthy, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Combat Vehicles

Scientists from the U.S. Military Combat Capability Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center and U.S. Military Research Laboratory proceed to…

By Brooks Schroth , in Defense News , at August 28, 2019 3:50 AM EDT Tags: , ,

Scientists from the U.S. Military Combat Capability Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center and U.S. Military Research Laboratory proceed to manufacture new hydrogen combat automobiles such as tanks and infantry fighting vehicle.

According to new records from the Ground Vehicle Systems Center, U.S. Military seeks to discover and evaluate fuel cell energy generation technologies, along with hydrogen fuel cell know-how and their support gear, that enable tactical benefits for ground vehicle programs.

Fuel cells generate electric energy quietly, effectively, and without pollution. The brand new fuel cells are more power-efficient than fire engines and the hydrogen used to power them can come from a wide range of sources: any water-based liquid-like coffee, sports drinks or even urine.

Hydrogen, the most plentiful ingredient in the universe, has the potential to power fuel cells and provide energy to future Troopers and their combat vehicles.

Though innovative hydrogen fuel cell technologies will cut back environmental harm, they’re primarily geared toward lowering oil dependency. Besides, the hydrogen fuel cell expertise to provide a vital component of secrecy: because its drive system doesn’t produce smoke, noise, odor, or warm indicators.

Military researchers with commercial corporations at the moment producing unified hydrogen platforms for manufacturing future tanks and infantry combat vehicle.

The brand new hydrogen powerpack provides several benefits for future tanks among which will high torque that enables it to barter rough and steep ground; silent mobility; acoustick and thermal benefits; discount in weight of the fighting vehicle, standard fuel from several sources.

The future tanks will likely be outfitted with a particular module that produced from highly compressed hydrogen that’s stored in the vehicle by an electrochemical reaction, storage batteries, and electric engines.