Army holding vehicle electrification forum this month

May 14, 2019 at 4:23 PM

The Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center is holding a vehicle electrification forum May 30 in Troy, MI, to discuss industry ability to meet the service's requirements for combat and tactical vehicles.

The service is planning to award other transaction agreements in fiscal year 2020 on two alternative fuel projects that will leverage Next Generation Combat Vehicle platforms for experimentation, as Inside Defense reported last year.

The GVSC, then known as the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, held a forum last June at Warren, MI, to address product integration into Army tactical and combat systems for power generation, storage, distribution, charging and other functions.

This month's forum will focus on open architecture design, cybersecurity, battery safety, electric recharging and hydrogen refueling, according to a May 7 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The notice states the service is forming a "Vehicle Electrification Strategy" and will use the upcoming forum to inform this document.