Eurosatory 2016

Recharging with multifuel [ES2016D5]

17 June 2016

Raytheon UK (Hall 5, Stand D658) has unveiled a lightweight and compact portable power generator (PPG) that can burn a variety of fuels such as diesel, kerosene and JP8 aviation fuel, geared for use on vehicles and by special forces troops.

A 2kW technical demonstrator is being built at Glenrothes, Scotland, which will be capable of providing 12 hours of power depending on the operating environment.

Raytheon UK will also evaluate options for different loads, and expects to provide up to 5kW to produce a regulated 28VDC. It features quick-release mechanisms to support rapid refuelling in the field. The PPG has a low thermal and acoustic signature, and when used with JP8, the twin-cylinder engine, as yet undisclosed, emits minimal smoke.

Applications include the recharging of radios, GPS and SAT phones, and night vision equipment.

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