Army's THAAD power component potentially to get boost with Leonardo DRS system
OBVPARLINGTON, Va. U.S. Army officials tasked Leonardo DRS, Inc. to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) on Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile battery command and control, and launcher vehicles. The electrical power system improvements will give air defense operators immediate access to electrical power directly from a vehicle’s power train.
To meet the Army’s power needs, OBVP systems are integrated with the vehicle transmission to generate up to 55kW of usable electrical power while on the move or up to 120kW of usable electrical power while stationary.
Work on this program will be conducted at Leonardo DRS’s facilities in Huntsville, Alabama and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Allison Transmission’s work will be conducted in Indianapolis, Indiana.