Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Wearable Power System That Will Power A Soldier's Radios And Electronics

A Marine gears up for a patrol in March in Northern Marjah, Afghanistan. The Corps is looking for a wearable power system that could provide energy to radios and other electronics. Sgt. Jesse Stence / Marine Corps

Corps Seeks Wearable System To Power Equipment -- Marine Times

The Corps has launched a new effort to find a wearable power system that provides energy to radios and other electronics that Marines carry with them in the field.

The service zeroed in on researching the systems as part of its next Expeditionary Forward Operating Base event, Marine officials said. The ExFOB team, based at the Pentagon, will evaluate the most promising systems at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in an exhibition from April 30 to May 4, said Maj. Sean Sadlier, a logistics analyst in the Corps’ Expeditionary Energy Office.

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My Comment: It sure beats lugging around batteries or fuel to power the generators.

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