How Serious Are We About Creating Modern Energy-efficient Armoured Vehicles?
The energy component involved in running an armoured vehicle fleet can not be ignored. Traditionally, fuel logistics provides the key to consistent and effective combat operations. Lessons learned have been demonstrated in nearly every major conflict from Normandy to the Iraq War. If anything, these energy demands are increasing, as electrically powered kit burgeons within armoured vehicles. The secret? Finding overlooked efficiencies and incorporating non-traditional technologies. Kelvin Wong Ka Weng is a Research Fellow at NTU-Military Transformations Programme in Singapore, and gets down to specifics in terms of what designers are looking to adopt in future armoured vehicles.