The Waltham, Massachusetts-based contractor said the ONR intends for the Hybrid Dish/Expenditionary Generator program to reduce fuel costs generated by diesel fuel generators.
“Delivering fuel to remote locations, whether transported over land or through the air, is expensive and puts warfighters at risk,” said Joe Biondi, vice president of advanced technology for Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business.
“Through the HyDE-2G program, Raytheon will help the Marines reduce operational costs and manning, minimize logistical vulnerabilities and, most importantly, safeguard our warfighters.”
ONR has a goal of reducing fuel costs generated by the diesel generators in expeditionary missions by 40 percent, according to the announcement.
The two-year HyDE-2G program will include the development of a hybrid tactical generator that will rely on solar thermal power generation technology.
Raytheon announced that it will be working with Infinia Technology Corp., ILC Dover, and Thermacore Inc. on the program.