DRS Delivers First OBVP HMMWV to USMC

18 July 2011 (Last Updated July 18th, 2011 18:30)

DRS Technologies Test and Energy Management has delivered the first next generation on-board vehicle power (OBVP) equipped HMMWVs to the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command Programme Manager of Expeditionary Power Systems. The company is currently producing 15 OBVP HMMWV's, which will

DRS Technologies Test and Energy Management has delivered the first next generation on-board vehicle power (OBVP) equipped HMMWVs to the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command Programme Manager of Expeditionary Power Systems.

The company is currently producing 15 OBVP HMMWV's, which will be sent to the operating forces for user evaluation.

The OBVP-equipped vehicle is capable of producing 10kW of power while mobile and 30kW of power in stationary mode, which is expected to help USMC to reduce their logistical footprint.

DRS Technologies Tactical Systems Group president Jerry Sinn stated, "When utilising the HMMWV to provide power in an expeditionary environment, the OBVP will allow the Marine Corps to eliminate transportation of multiple generator sets aboard amphibious ships, thus saving valuable deck space."