Mega Engineering Vehicles to help prepare the U.S. Army and U.S. allies for the future. Army’s troop transporter, Electric Ground Combat Vehicle.
Laser Guided Vehicles-LGVs
LGV has advanced navigation capabilities and is able to navigate around objects along a programmed path and avoid collisions independently using laser beam sensors. There are two types of lasers used in laser guided vehicles: modulated lasers, which give pulsed laser systems higher accuracy and a greater range due to a continuous fan of light; and pulsed lasers, which emit light in the form of optical pulses.
Mega Electric GCV is an armored troop transport intended to quickly move soldiers into a combat zone and provide support fire. This particular design was created from the ground up and is intended to be upgradable, with a projected service life for the technology of up to 40 years.
The Mega Electric GCV carries three crew and nine squad members inside its composite-core hull and boasts an integrated electronic network capability and embedded intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. However, the centerpiece of the vehicle is its simplified drive train. The Mega Electric GCV is propelled by an Electric Drive (ED). It puts out 1,100 kW of electricity, has fewer components, and lower volume and weight than current power plants. Being an electric drive, it generates high torque at start, smoother low-speed operation and can run silently – an advantage in night operations.
Mega Electric GCV is 30-40 percent more fuel efficient while running – additionally, however, it burns only zero gallons (0.00 liters) per hour while idling, as opposed to 10 gallons (37.85 liters) per hour for a 70-ton vehicle. This idling rating is important, because military vehicles spend a lot of time sitting while powering electronics. Its top speed is 120 km/h.
Other advantages of the Mega Electric GCV in its current design is that it’s almost half as heavy as the Bradley, with a vehicle weight of 15 tons compared to the Bradley’s 30.4 tons. The Mega Electric GCV carrying three more squad members, and provide full protection for crew and squad. With extra armor – enough to provide more protection than a RG-33 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle.
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