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BAE Wins Vehicle Power Management Deal with Marines

BAE (LSE: BA) has claimed a contract to create an onboard vehicle power management system, enhancing U.S. Marine Corps mission effectiveness with an increase in electric power availability to ground forces.

The deal provides for “installation of a power management system in a government-furnished High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle for test and evaluation by the Marine Corps in the summer of 2010, ” according to BAE.

“BAE Systems recognizes the need for more electricity to power the equipment of the modern military, ” said Marion Van Fosson, general manager of military vehicle systems for BAE Systems. “Our system supports the Marine Corps’ commitment to develop and field new solutions that reduce energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels. Most importantly, the technology will help improve mission effectiveness.”

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