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A proposed hybrid-electric tank could soon be used on the battlefield by the US Army. (Image courtesy of Flickr, All Rights Reserved BAESystems Inc.)

US Army Considers Hybrid-Electric Tank Proposal

In a competition to design the Army’s next Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), BAE Systems has put out an infographic that details the benefits of a hybrid electric drive system in a modern tank. If chosen, it would be the first hybrid combat vehicle ever fielded. The released graphic illustrates how BAE’s hybrid system will ensure its GCV offering is faster, quieter and more fuel-efficient than standard 70-ton combat vehicles.