We've also harnessed the electric drives from the NLOS-C
, which are faster than the hydraulic drives used in the existing fleet," Furber said.
Technologies that would have been included in the now cancelled NLOS-C
program are among those that will migrate to the new Paladin.
The drive system for the NLOS-C
is hybrid-electric and contains a diesel engine that powers a generator, which charges batteries that in turn power the electric motors that drive the rubber tracks.
A total of eight NLOS-C
prototypes will be produced between 2008 and 2009.
BAE announced last year it will build a 150,000 square-foot production facility for the NLOS-C
in Elgin, Okla.
The 155mm cannon intended for use in the NLOS-C
is currently undergoing test and evaluation.
is much different than all the other combat vehicles produced by the Army thus far.