AMI’s fuel cell was on display during the opening of the recent Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition. It was featured for its work powering a Talon, and called out during the opening remarks by Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, the Commanding General of the Army Material Command.
The fuel cell-powered Talon was courtesy of TARDEC, which displayed the kinetic bomb detecting robot. The robot is used in adverse conditions and remote locations, ultimately functioning to keep soldiers safe in the field.
A feature about the Talon on the Army website describes the robot’s most important benefit, saying that, “Typically the Talon will get two to four hours of operation while working on battery power. But the fuel cell operation increases that to between eight and 24 hours. For Talon operators in the field, the use of fuel cells means not carrying extra batteries or chargers, ultimately unburdening the warfighter.”