Army aims for flexibility with Common Tactical Truck requirements, could use diesel rather than jet fuel

By Ethan Sterenfeld / October 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM
The Army might consider relaxing some of its tactical vehicle requirements, including the use of diesel fuel, to maintain commonality between commercial systems and the upcoming Common Tactical Truck, service officials told Inside Defense in an Oct. 6 interview. All the Army’s current tactical wheeled vehicles use JP-8 jet fuel, so it would be a change for some of the service’s largest trucks to use diesel. “We’re looking for the latest advances as far as powertrain technology, so there’s...

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