Hydrogen Manufacturing Solutions
Hydrogen Manufacturing Solutions
Would US Air Force have interest? Less weight, greater maneuverability, less refueling for greater distance , supersonic and laser defense system
Electrum Power Technology envisions many uses within the military within the near future. We see Hydrogen fuel cell powered laser weapon systems deployed on fighter aircraft currently fitted with either two or four air-to-air missiles. Instead of having just four opportunities to shot down our opponent, you will have four hours of constant power to shoot at your opponent as often as you like. Hydrogen powered fuel cell aircraft would be lighter than aircraft currently powered by JP-8 jet fuel. Because of Hydrogen’s greater efficiency, they should have twice the range of aircraft powered by JP-8.
GM Defense Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), GM’s fuel cell-powered Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 – an extreme off-road demonstration vehicle based on the commercially-available Colorado pickup truck – proved the utility and durability of fuel cell technology through 12 months of rigorous field tests and exercises, from Michigan to Hawaii.
Overall, GM’s fuel cell vehicles have reliably driven over 3.2 million miles. Fuel cell electric vehicles cost less to operate than gas-powered cars, require less maintenance by eliminating engine oil, transmission fluid and belts, and utilize regenerative braking to reduce wear on brake pads and rotors.
GM Defense’s Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) is a medium tactical vehicle concept that could combine fuel cell power and autonomous vehicle operation in a flexible, modular package adaptable to military and emergency applications. The concept has a heavy-duty truck frame driven by two electric motors with a hydrogen storage system capable of more than 400 miles of range. Once fully developed, the SURUS mobile power station concept could support remote military bases or operate as a first-responder asset to restore power after natural or man-made disasters. Alternatively, SURUS could also serve as an autonomous transport system, moving materiel from ship to warehouse or as part of a convoy operation in a leader-follower design.
The Army bought a flat top Hydrogen powered robot cargo truck capable of hauling seven thousand pounds of cargo from staging areas to either the FEBA or the flight line. The robot truck could carry seven one thousand-pound bombs from the weapons storage area (bomb dump and assembly area) to the flight line. This would significantly reduce the risk of losing Air Force personnel who normally drive the vehicles from the weapons storage area to the flight line. It is important to note that weapons storage areas are often located mile or more from the flight line. Using carb on fiber tanks, hydrogen could easily be transported from a storage site to the FEBA using the SURUS Robot truck. Again, this would significantly reduce the risk of losing Army personnel that would normally drive the vehicle transporting the Hydrogen from the staging area to the FEBA. It is worth noting that water or any other gas could be transported in carbon fiber. Ideally, DoD should adopt the policy of using standardize carbon fiber tanks to transport gases, water and other chemicals within their supply chain.
GM SURUS TRUCK