US Army TACOM Tank Automotive Research tests Ultra Light Vehicle new military vehicle concept
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|Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:17 AM|
|U.S. Army TACOM Tank Automotive Research tests Ultra Light Vehicle new military vehicle concept|
A prototype military vehicle undergoing testing at the U.S. Army TACOM complex in Warren could soon lead to a lighter, more fuel-efficient armored truck for U.S. troops sent to the battlefield. The Ultra Light Vehicle, or ULV, weighs 6,350 kg (14,000 pounds), about one-third of the weight of similar military vehicles, yet will be capable of a top speed of 112 km/h (70 mph).
The U.S. Army’s Ultra Light Vehicle Research Prototype aims to be safe, fuel-efficient and versatile.
While no military strategist can predict with absolute certainty where future conflicts will happen, Army researchers have designed the Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) Research Prototype to meet a wide range of challenges by making it fuel efficient, versatile and survivable in nearly any environment.