US Army contract granted to company building high-pressure hydrogen generation tech for battlefield vehicles using hydrogen

November 12, 2019 |

In California, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) have received a two-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop a prototype for a high-pressure hydrogen generation system that will be used for refueling hydrogen vehicles in the battlefield. GA-EMS’s proposed platform will produce hydrogen through a reaction between water from local resources and a dry aluminum alloy. The President of GA-EMS discussed the benefits of hydrogen vehicles on the battlefield by noting that “hydrogen fuel cells offer a more reliable efficient, quiet, reduced thermal signature and environmentally sound operation to support field operations.” He continued by emphasizing the improved efficiency, range, and logistics of hydrogen vehicles. GA-EMS will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the prototype. 

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