As a leading technology company, DRS considers energy-efficient facility operations and innovations among our highest priorities. It is in our culture to help our planet alongside our customers.
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DRS practices what we preach, working tirelessly to consistently provide the most energy efficient products on the market. But that’s just where it starts. From recycling chemicals and scrap metals to using earth-friendly light fixtures and insulation, DRS teams go the extra mile to create cleaner facilities and to create the very best products for our customers
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Providing 504,000 gallons of yearly fuel savings
U.S. Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, has challenged the Navy to sail a green fleet by 2016. DRS is here to help them. The DRS Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) system is designed to provide propulsion power at lower speeds by integrating the permanent magnet motor with the ship’s main reduction gear. What does this mean? Savings of more than $3 billion over the life of 66 ships. Plus, carbon dioxide emission savings of approximately 10.7 billion pounds. Now that’s energy efficiency.
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Using 28 percent less fuel
Introducing the XM1124 Hybrid-Electric (HE) HMMWV. With all the same speed and performance of the standard M1113 HMWWV, this advanced series hybrid can operate in all-electric mode for up to ten miles. Or, it can operate in hybrid mode, recharging for electric drive, or powering air conditioning systems and field hospitals — which not only saves fuel, but reduces the need for additional generator convoys.
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Putting extra heat to good use
In keeping with the Army’s waste recycling initiatives, the Combined Heating and Air Conditioning Medium Mobile Power System (CHAMMPS) eliminates waste by turning it into renewable energy. Using the heat off its own engine, CHAMMPS uniquely supplies heating, air conditioning and power all in one unit. And that’s not all. Soon, it will be even more efficient, utilizing solar and wind power to limit dependency on fossil fuels.
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Cutting fuel convoy trips in half
In the areas surrounding the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, NATO fuel convoys are popular targets for insurgent attack. DRS needed to find a way to stop them. Or better yet, stop the convoys. The DRS Module Fuel System (MFS) enables a 2500-gallon fuel truck to haul as much as 5000 gallons at one time — receiving, storing and distributing fuel at a fraction of the time. That means fewer trips. And fewer drivers lost at the hands of insurgents.
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Eliminating the need for generator convoys
In order to preserve fuel and protect soldiers, DRS discovered a way to generate power more efficiently. On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) substitutes generator electricity with vehicle power, connecting to the transmission integral generator of many military vehicles. With power-producing capabilities ranging from 10kW to more than 125kW, OBVP actually increases mission capabilities — all within minutes of arrival and with the help of one single operator.
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Reducing bottled water shipping volume by 90 percent
Often, convoys are used to ship bottled water to soldiers. In fact, water comprises 60 percent of convoy content. Not only does this cost fuel, but it puts soldiers’ lives at risk. To reduce the need for water convoys, DRS developed the Expeditionary Water Packaging System (EWPS). This onsite solution can easily be transported and connected to any approved, potable water source — producing the bottled water that keeps our troops safe and hydrated. Without the risk.