I Power to support Army HI-Power

Sept. 22, 2008 at 1:30 PM
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ANDERSON, Ind., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted I Power Energy Systems to develop a power-management technology that reduces fuel consumption on the battlefield.

Army Communications-Electronics Command Research, Development and Engineering Center's Power Division awarded Indiana-based I Power a 16-month technology development and evaluation phase I contract. Under the deal, I Power will lead a team to develop a Hybrid Intelligent Power, or HI-Power, management system.

Officials say the HI-Power is an Army initiative to integrate intelligent power management that reduces battlefield fuel consumption without having a major impact on the combat readiness and performance of Army vehicles.

"I Power is extremely pleased to have been selected to address this important Army requirement," Mike Hudson, I Power chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"It is an excellent fit with our strong system engineering expertise and our proven experience of working with other high-tech entities and research universities. We view this technology as having application to our civil business as well as creating a sound military product for us."

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