military sustainability

A Bushmaster Electric Protected Mobility Vehicle after being unveiled during the Chief of Army Symposium 2022. In the background is a Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle fitted with ruggedized solar panels. Photo: Warrant Officer Class Two Max Bree

Dfens eMissions Electric Bushmaster & Electric Military ATVs

Electrification on the battlefield is a vision of Dfens eMissions. Watching this video, you might think you are in a video game, and the soldiers are playing with children’s toys. But this is real. And all these machines are interconnected and electric. They are not on a mission, but an … [continued]

Army’s New Diesel-Electric Hybrid Vehicle Shines at Indy 500

A light rain was falling over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Friday (according to the Daily Trackside Report) but that didn’t stop the Army’s rather awkward looking but fuel efficient diesel-electric hybrid Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) from going out for a demonstration spin. The CERV has been on display at the track as part of the buildup to the 100th running of the Indy 500.

Legendary Air Force Thunderbirds Give Camelina Jet Biofuel a Workout

It’s showtime for camelina, a modest, weedy little plant that has started to make a big splash in the biofuel world. The U.S. Air Force took camelina under its wing a couple of years ago and tested it out on the A-10C Thunderbolt II, and it must have done pretty well because for the first time ever a camelina based jet fuel has been used by the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s official aerial demonstration team.