Raytheon Co. has successfully completed all phases of the U.S. Marine Corps' (USMC) Experimental Forward Operating Base program.
The USMC is testing environmentally friendly systems that reduce the amount of logistical support to deployed forces while maintaining the ability to conduct combat operations. The ReGenerator is a self-contained power system that runs on an integrated 1.2 kV solar array and wind power, which can provide continuous, energy-efficient power to support a Marine Forward Operating Base.
The systems were tested in three phases: The first phase focused on testing renewable energy generation and was conducted at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Testing during the second phase focused on an Extended User Evaluation (EUE) and was completed during Exercise African Lion in Morocco and Enhanced Mojave Viper at the Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. EUE will continue in Afghanistan throughout the remainder of 2010 and 2011. Phase three testing, focused on improving generator efficiency, occurred at the USMC Air Ground Combat Center.
SOURCE: Raytheon Co.