U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center Selects WITTENSTEIN motion control To Develop Hybrid Generator for Future Ground Vehicles

January 21 Bartlett, Illinois      WITTENSTEIN motion control announced today that it has been selected by the United States Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) for the development and delivery of multiple modular, diesel engine-driven hybrid electric generators. The generators will serve as the prime power source on a series of hybrid tracked vehicles at two weight classes. This project is under the Powertrain Technology Objective Area of the Ground Vehicle Systems (GVS) Other Transaction Authority (OTA).

WITTENSTEIN’s proposed solution was selected based on the company’s extensive experience in developing and delivering efficient, specialized powertrain solutions to the electric and hybrid vehicle industry. The proposed solution met and/or exceeded the performance requirements defined by GVSC. The $5.4 million contract was awarded through an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with National Advanced Mobility Consortium, (NAMC). NAMC provides the Government with ready, quality access to the broadest population of U.S. ground vehicle system (GVS), sub-system, and component technology developers and providers in a competitive environment.

Working from the North American headquarters in Bartlett, Illinois, WITTENSTEIN motion control will develop the new hybrid generator alongside the GVSC Platform Electrification & Mobility (PEM) team and other selected GVSC partners to deliver the full hybrid power generation source. This project will help lay the foundation for future electrified platforms and all-electric for full-time silent mobility.

“The potential extreme environment and unique performance requirements of this generator are a perfect fit to WITTENSTEIN’s mechatronic systems and innovation” said Eric Schilens, Business Unit Manager for WITTENSTEIN motion control, Inc. “Our company has been gaining prominence in the U.S. Defense sector over the past two years, in part because of our long history of excellence in Defense worldwide and the continued innovation in drive systems for extreme conditions. Supporting the U.S. military in its electrification of ground vehicles is an immensely important project. It not only modernizes our military forces, it helps the industry redefine performance benchmarks in modularity, power and durability.”

The United States Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), located in Warren, Michigan, is the United States Armed Forces’ research and development facility for advanced technology in ground systems. GVSC shares its facilities with the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC). Current technology focus areas include Ground Vehicle Power and Mobility (GVPM), Ground System Survivability and Force Projection, among others.

About WITTENSTEIN motion control, Inc.
WITTENSTEIN motion control, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of WITTENSTEIN motion control, the world leader in design, development and production of mechatronics, drive systems, and control loading technology for the aerospace, defense, subsea and simulation markets. Solutions are based on integrated, high-performance servo motors and planetary gearboxes, state-of-the-art integrated control electronics and re-configurable software that provides dynamically adjustable force-feel characteristics. Visit www.wittenstein-us.com/defense to learn more.

About NAMC
NAMC's mission is to provide the Government with ready, quality access to the broadest population of U.S. ground vehicle system (GVS), sub-system, and component technology developers and providers in a competitive environment; to work in partnership with the Government to implement and refine business processes and tools to streamline individual project contract administration; and to expedite the innovation, development, and production of new GVS capabilities for U.S. warfighters. NAMC is recognized as the go-to entity and most effective means to conduct research, development, prototyping and production for manned and unmanned autonomy-enabled military ground vehicle systems and related technologies in the United States.

WITTENSTEIN motion control, Inc. 1245 Humbracht Circle, Bartlett, IL 60103, USA                     www.wittenstein-us.com/defense
Media Inquiries Contact: Colleen Makare, colleen.makare@wittenstein-us.com, +1.630.540.5318

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