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Quiet traffic and increased mobility: the Pentagon wants an electric reconnaissance vehicle

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The American company General Dynamics is going to present an advanced tactical vehicle demonstrator on June 8. It is being created as part of the eLRV program of the US Army, which intends to get a light reconnaissance vehicle on electric traction.


At the current stage, GD has developed a hybrid vehicle designed to transport an infantry detachment. Among 10 demonstrators of vehicles made by various manufacturers, she was presented to the US military last week. The Pentagon is expected to send a request to the industry for a new product this summer.

The army leadership wants to understand how such systems will be recharged on the battlefield and in harsh conditions [operation]

- noted in the publication Defense News.

The US Army plans to use electric vehicles for long-term raids by reconnaissance teams of 6 infantry brigades with accompanying equipment. Military officials believe that the transition to electric traction provides many advantages both in tactical terms (including increased power reserve, increased mobility, quiet movement if necessary), and in the operation of machines, in particular, increasing their service life.

However, at the moment, the Pentagon does not finance the eLRV program, the work is being carried out by American enterprises on an initiative basis. If funds are allocated, prototyping is expected to begin in 2022.
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  1. knn54
    knn54 22 May 2021 15: 39
    +2
    I wonder if it's hybrid or all-electric?
    1. Shkworen
      Shkworen 22 May 2021 15: 54
      +2
      maybe completely, with a generator in the trunk :)
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 22 May 2021 16: 31
        +1
        Not for the first time already the same news with a difference of a couple of weeks. Is this a tactical move by the administration?
    2. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 22 May 2021 20: 13
      +4
      The news says that hybrid
    3. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 22 May 2021 20: 32
      +1
      Quote: knn54
      I wonder if it's hybrid or all-electric?

      At the current stage, GD has developed a technique on a hybrid course

      silent movement if necessary

      Something like this... request
  2. Nadrub
    Nadrub 22 May 2021 15: 56
    +5
    A delusional argument about noiselessness :) Now 98 percent of cars drive on the roads, the engine of which is not audible, more tires make noise when driving. If you wish, you can isolate it to zero for noise, you can always get gasoline on occasion, but with electricity, how? You can't bring it in a canister :)
    1. mole
      mole 22 May 2021 17: 08
      +1
      Diesel generator set, moreover soundproofed, with fuel to carry in the trunk.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 22 May 2021 17: 15
      -3
      If you want, you can isolate it to zero for noise, you can always get gasoline on occasion, but with electricity, how? You can't bring it in a canister :)
      Also, replaceable batteries will be thrown, or fuel cells on a transport turntable in replaceable modules, or from a transport plane will be dropped to the point, so there should not be any special problems with this ... just like liquid fuel is delivered, the main issue is autonomy and convenience operation!
    3. IL-18
      IL-18 22 May 2021 22: 12
      +4
      Ilonamask cannot be curbed. The Pentagon transplants to Tesla
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 22 May 2021 23: 34
        +1
        The whole world is switching to electric vehicles.
        And the decisive impetus was given by Musk with his Tesla.
        When, in 15-20 years, your children / grandchildren come to a car dealership and ask for a car with an internal combustion engine,
        the seller will be in great difficulty: "why do you need? everyone takes electric or at least a hybrid ...
        ICE is a special order, much more expensive ... Etc. "
        1. IL-18
          IL-18 23 May 2021 00: 21
          +1
          I am afraid that electric cars will suffer the fate of ferry cars. This is not because of my retrograde thinking, there are simply many problems: from utilization to redistribution of petrochemicals for other processing. And this is on a global scale. And what is in the middle: a rare zindya concerning social and humanitarian problems. It is in huge Russia that you can find where to throw the battery from the hybrid and not get caught, and in other countries there is a disposal point with the corresponding costs of the operator, which does not contribute to the growth of the popularity of the fight for the environment.
          I know the former operator of E-Lada. While there is no cold weather, thanks to the features of the dynamics and the cheapness of charging, it's just a joy. And with the autumn cold, and even more so with the winter, the battery is discharged faster. Although, I would also switch to an electric car
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 23 May 2021 00: 50
            0
            On a global scale, the decision has already been made. Electro.
            Moreover, auto manufacturers do not ask customers what they need
            it is better. Clients are convinced: "we know - and don't argue! And there is no other" laughing
            You were not asked when switching from rear-wheel drive to front-wheel drive,
            when switching from a manual box to an automatic transmission, from gears to a variator.
            The legendary diesel has disappeared in the fog.
            Now there will be gas stations, there will be electric columns. Now they are painfully looking for an electric station,
            in 20 years there will be a problem finding a gas station ...
            1. IL-18
              IL-18 23 May 2021 21: 55
              0
              Well, yes. But there is a nuance. Russia. Diesel engines are sold new, and demand is not falling. Manual transmission, a separate large niche, but there is a problem for the consumer: the equipment will either be a dull G, or they will stuff everything that fits into it, such as an exclusive.
              The rest of the world. A bunch of countries with electricity shortages. A bunch of countries in which the share of new cars is within the margin of error of the total number.
              Europe. With "green" generation, the transition to electric cars is generally utopia.
              Israel. An ideal country for electric car users.
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 23 May 2021 22: 49
                +1
                Your arguments are quite reasonable. I don't argue with them.
                But the auto giants decide: Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, Yundai ...
                And they have already decided - electro. And at least crack ... fellow
                Behind the giants, the small ones also make a turn (relatively)
                firms.
                This does not mean that the ICE will disappear. But for him to the buyer
                will have to overpay as for an "exclusive". And when buying,
                and when servicing.
        2. skif8013
          skif8013 23 May 2021 08: 21
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The whole world is switching to electric vehicles.
          And the decisive impetus was given by Musk with his Tesla.
          When, in 15-20 years, your children / grandchildren come to a car dealership and ask for a car with an internal combustion engine,
          the seller will be in great difficulty: "why do you need? everyone takes electric or at least a hybrid ...
          ICE is a special order, much more expensive ... Etc. "

          An electric car is a utopia or just delirium. If you take the cars that are now and convert to electricity, then mankind stupidly will not have enough generated electricity. Single-piece options are one thing, but not the entire fleet!
          1. Chever
            Chever 24 May 2021 00: 15
            0
            Quote: skif8013
            An electric car is a utopia or just delirium. If you take the cars that are now and convert to electricity, then mankind stupidly will not have enough generated electricity. Single-piece options are one thing, but not the entire fleet!

            Everything is gradually being done: large battery capacity, charging time, and energy sources for charging. Everything is like with the internal combustion engine in due time. So this is not delirium or utopia
            1. skif8013
              skif8013 24 May 2021 08: 25
              0
              Quote: Chever
              Quote: skif8013
              An electric car is a utopia or just delirium. If you take the cars that are now and convert to electricity, then mankind stupidly will not have enough generated electricity. Single-piece options are one thing, but not the entire fleet!

              Everything is gradually being done: large battery capacity, charging time, and energy sources for charging. Everything is like with the internal combustion engine in due time. So this is not delirium or utopia

              It was about the source that I spoke about, if you try to calculate how many gigowatts of additional energy is needed to charge all cars. You will understand everything yourself.
  3. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 22 May 2021 16: 10
    +3
    * The US Army plans to use electric vehicles for long-term raids by reconnaissance teams of 6 infantry brigades with accompanying equipment. *
    In terms of lengthy raids?
    How long?
    An hour and a half? Two?...
    Doesn't it remind anyone of a diesel-electric submarine of the Second World War?
    Start a diesel generator at night in the middle of the forest to charge the quiet running? They will definitely not notice us! ... request
    Yes, the stump is clear! .. And plus a tank with orange fuel ...
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 22 May 2021 17: 00
      +3
      Well, as a pedal generator output, in parking lots everyone pedals and charges the battery.
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 22 May 2021 17: 44
        +1
        Quote: Alexander 3
        Well, as a pedal generator output, in parking lots everyone pedals and charges the battery.

        Well, six of them will pedal and move the car, and charge the battery on the go laughing
        1. Alexander 3
          Alexander 3 22 May 2021 18: 52
          +1
          just like that, they'll still shave along the way.
        2. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 22 May 2021 20: 36
          0
          Quote: Doliva63
          Well, six of them will pedal and move the car, and charge the battery on the go

          In the tank there is one muscular afro-charging, and here everyone, except for the commander, will be. Although following the trends of the times it may well be the other way around. And the boots of such a crew, by the way, will always be clean ...
      2. Shkworen
        Shkworen 22 May 2021 20: 01
        0
        you can still pull the string :)
        1. Doliva63
          Doliva63 22 May 2021 20: 42
          +1
          Quote: Shkworen
          you can still pull the string :)

          If you tie it to one place of the group commander, then yes - the battery will be charged by themselves laughing
    2. grandfather_Kostya
      grandfather_Kostya 22 May 2021 19: 03
      0
      Silence is needed for raids in kindergarten during quiet hours.
  4. Wilderness
    Wilderness 22 May 2021 18: 58
    +2
    Long raids end with the traditional: "grandma, hammers, eggs, milk, is there a socket?"
    1. isv000
      isv000 22 May 2021 22: 46
      -1
      Yes, not about your honor!
  5. Evil 55
    Evil 55 22 May 2021 19: 02
    +1
    Silent movement does not happen .. at the same time, the noise from the engine operation accounts for a very small percentage of the total noise of the power plant.
  6. isv000
    isv000 22 May 2021 22: 45
    0
    Wellcome to Russia! I. Musk to help you and General Frost to catch up!
  7. 123456789
    123456789 23 May 2021 09: 39
    0

    Putin: Some political forces in Europe believe that electricity is taken directly from the outlet.