NSWC Crane Leverages Indiana Racing Expertise to Develop Military Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

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January 31, 2023 | Originally published by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane on January 27, 2023

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has leveraged the expertise of Indiana’s racing community to develop a hybrid-electric vehicle for the military. For about eight years, NSWC Crane has led development of this off-road technology to meet the unique needs of the expeditionary Warfighter.

Braden Yake, an NSWC Crane employee and Project Lead for the Tactical Hybrid-Electric Vehicle, says they wanted to provide the military with an electric or hybrid vehicle to meet their requirements. In order to provide capability for the military, it would need to be able to drive through rough terrain, not be heavily reliant on fuel, while still being covert. He says this ongoing effort began in fiscal year 2015 (FY15).

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