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Congress Passes Bill For Hybrid Electric Military Vehicle


Provo UT (SPX) Jan 03, 2006
Raser Technologies has welcomed the passage of HR2863 on December 21. With this final bill approved by Congress, it is anticipated that the President will sign it into law.

Included in HR2863 is $2.1 million of a proposed $12 million multi-year program for the development of Hybrid-Electric Military Vehicles, including Integrated Starter Alternator research and development. The funding will be administered by the Department of Defense.

In 2005, Raser was active in developing integrated starter alternator designs for the US Military for potential use in Future Combat System vehicles including a hybrid HMMWV (Humvee) under a Small Business Innovation Research grant ("SBIR").

"An electric hybrid vehicle using integrated starter alternators and other advanced electric drive systems will present our military with more options in increased fuel economy, onboard power generation and in-field tactical advantages which may help to facilitate our military's rapid deployment strategies," said Brent M. Cook, CEO for Raser.

"Building on the success of our Phase I SBIR grant, we have supported Senators Bennett, Hatch and other key legislators in introducing a program for Hybrid Electric Military Vehicles. Congress acknowledged the need and the potential for incorporating new hybrid vehicle technologies in their truck fleet to help the military in terms of economy of operation, rapid deployment, stealth tactics on the ground and promoting the safety of our troops."

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Raytheon Team Conducts Weapon System Wind Tunnel Test For Army's APKWS II Program
Tucson AZ (SPX) Dec 20, 2005
The Raytheon-led team for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) program has conducted a successful wind tunnel test of its 2.75-inch laser guided rocket system.







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