The Future Of Logistics: Unmanned Resupply And Urine-Based Fuel, Apparently

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Lightning strikes as Bradley Fighting Vehicles from 1-150th Cavalry Regiment of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team prepare to fire TOW Missiles during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) at Fort Bliss Texas on August 16, 2018.

Lightning strikes as Bradley Fighting Vehicles from 1-150th Cavalry Regiment of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team prepare to fire TOW Missiles during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) at Fort Bliss Texas on August 16, 2018.

The estimable Rick Maze takes note of them in the September issue of ARMY magazine:

  • For lighter energy in the field, “The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is working on a way to produce hydrogen in the field using an aluminum-based powder and any liquid, including urine.” (I can just see the platoon sergeant, “OK, everyone line up to piss, we gotta turn on the comms.”)
  • Unmanned vehicles will alter logistics by reducing the needs at the front for food, water, medicine and other stuff human beings like. “Unmanned resupply by air and ground can move things faster and at less risk to humans, and without the same needs for water, food and medical care.”
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