What are power management systems?

Power management systems deployed in ground-based hybrid military vehicles can provide military networks in contested and remote  environments with high-energy electrical power for command and control, communications, active protection systems, direct energy weapons, and other essential capabilities.

In the past, the fact that most of these capabilities were built requiring different electrical loads, distributions formats, and power storage types was a major problem, but today's "smart" power management systems are modular, to optimize to each platform's logistical and provisioning requirements effectively. They also provide a centralized system that can adjust each user's power demands on the fly, adapting flows of energy up or down to fit battle activities and even "disappear" when necessary.

The tools of modern warfare employ many of the most advanced technologies in world history. Having the power management system that can make sure the electricity they need is available – even in remote or inhospitable areas – can be a significant strategic advantage.

 


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