In September, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) issued an award to GM Defense to develop a battery pack prototype for testing and analysis on DoD platforms. Rick Kewley, Vice President, Product Development and Advanced Engineering for GM Defense LLC, is the guest on this episode of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to discuss some of the company's latest research and development on hybrid electric military vehicle technologies. (Image: Defense Innovation Unit)

The U.S. Army has shown increased interest in the use of different technologies for hybrid and electric-powered non-tactical and tactical vehicles in recent years. The most prominent example being their 2022 sustainability strategy that outlined ambitious goals for developing an all-electric, light-duty, non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2027 and an all-electric, non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2035.

Rick Kewley is Vice President, Product Development and Advanced Engineering for GM Defense LLC. Kewley leads all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and program execution to meet global defense and government requirements. He joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to discuss the company's latest research and development of new concepts, applications, and prototypes for hybrid and electric-powered military ground vehicles today and in the future.

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