General Dynamics Land Systems is featuring several of its forward-thinking solutions at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition, including the Stryker+Tr medium tracked concept vehicle.
The Stryker+Tr offers the maximum survivability of the battle-tested Stryker double-V hull vehicle and significant commonality with the entire Stryker family of vehicles. Its power generation, transmission and suspension systems exceed current requirements for the Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program, and it delivers mobility and reliability characteristics similar to those of the Abrams main battle tank.
“We are constantly working on improving tactical effectiveness, reducing logistical burdens and decreasing the U.S. Army’s operational costs,” said Mike Cannon, General Dynamics Land Systems’ senior vice president, Ground Combat Systems. “Our solutions will help build leaner, more agile armored brigade combat teams.”
General Dynamics is also developing an Abrams tank with a modern, fuel-efficient diesel engine as another cost-saving innovation for the Army.
“Through the development of an Abrams diesel engine that is significantly more efficient than a turbine, we can reduce the cost per mile, increase the tactical range, lower maintenance costs and reduce the number of fuel and cargo trucks needed,” said Cannon.
General Dynamics will also showcase its Leader-Follower Technology at AUSA. This modular advanced technology turns manned ground vehicles into unmanned robotic systems. Leader-Follower Technology is designed to protect soldiers by removing them from dangerous re-supply convoys. It provides unit commanders greater tactical flexibility and allows more effective deployment of available personnel.
Source: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)
Date: Oct 23, 2012