Quantum ships diesel hybrid vehicles with weapons ring to the U.S. Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeting

IRVINE, Calif., 11 Nov. 2009. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. is developing and shipping diesel hybrid vehicles to the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) National Automotive Center (NAC), with funding support through the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and project administration through Alion.

Nov 11th, 2009

IRVINE, Calif., 11 Nov. 2009. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. is developing and shipping diesel hybrid vehicles to the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) National Automotive Center (NAC), with funding support through the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and project administration through Alion.

Quantum developed the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV), a diesel hybrid-electric vehicle targeted for quick-paced special operations-type missions involving reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeting.

CERV is fitted with a unique weapons ring that Quantum designed to enable higher fire power for this high-performance, versatile platform, says a representative.

The CERV design incorporates Quantum Q-Force, a new proprietary, advanced all-wheel-drive diesel hybrid electric powertrain. Quantum designed a unique purpose-built light-weight chassis, integrated the Q-Force diesel hybrid electric powertrain, performed a series of vehicle performance and safety tests, and built a total of six hybrid vehicles as part of this program.

Says Alan P. Niedzwiecki, president and CEO of Quantum: "I am excited about our new military special operations vehicle that is well-positioned to create another highly fuel-efficient and powerful platform that improves the military's tactical capabilities. We believe that the CERV program offers innovative solutions to meet the mission of the national defense effort, while reducing the fuel logistic burden. We acknowledge the support from TARDEC National Automotive Center for the success of this program."

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