DOD Demonstrates Mobile Microgrid Technology

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U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Vontrae Hampton
U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Vontrae Hampton

July 21, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on June 30, 2021

The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Department of the Army recently demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts.

Integrating power generation directly onto tactical vehicle platforms, VCMs are designed to provide on-the-move power for next-generation warfighting capabilities, such as directed energy and missile defense systems. VCMs also support a rapidly forming and resilient microgrid capability that will power future command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems.