11 Oct '17, 2pm

All-electric brigades? US Army official says it's coming sooner than you'd think

WASHINGTON — A top Army civilian predicts the service will field an all-electric fleet of vehicles, and soon. “In 10 years, some of our brigade combat teams will be all-electric,” Donald Sando, the Maneuver Center of Excellence’s deputy to the commanding general, told an audience at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting on Wednesday. “That’s a generational change. It’s significant; and we’re going to do it; and we’re going to need industry’s help,” Sando said. “There’s plenty of people who say we can’t do it.” It’s an incredibly lofty goal given the Army’s infrastructure and fleet have long been geared towards gas-powered vehicles and that today’s Army’s not known for embracing and adopting cutting-edge technology. Click here for more coverage from the 2017 AUSA conference! The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., develops future requirements for...

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