Military Capabilities

AUSA 2019: Leonardo DRS eyes US Army requirements for OBVP power system

16 October 2019

Leonardo DRS hopes to see US Army requirements established soon for its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) system to help push the technology into service more quickly.

The company is talking with US Army officials responsible for establishing and delivering power needs for the service, Carlos Aguirre, Leonardo DRS business development manager, told Jane’s on 16 October during the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC.

“We’ve been meeting to figure out how to set requirements for this,” he said.

The system hopes to satisfy a major US Army need – provide power for various systems, soldiers and emerging technologies on the move – without the traditional burden of needing to transport historically weighty and generally onerous power supplying equipment and systems to areas where they are needed.

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