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24 Oct 10. Raytheon Company successfully completed all phases of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Experimental Forward Operating Base, or ExFOB, program. The Marines are testing environmentally friendly systems that reduce the amount of logistical support to deployed forces while maintaining their ability to conduct combat operations. The ReGenerator™ is a self-contained power system that runs on an integrated 1.2 kilowatt solar array and wind power, which can provide continuous energy-efficient power in support of a Marine Forward Operating Base. The ReGenerator, a ZeroBase Energy, LLC commercial product, is tailored for military applications in collaboration with Raytheon. This product is also used to supplement the Tactical Quiet Generator to improve efficiency of fossil fuel usage. “Our solution provides a renewable energy system that can be advantageous to tactical deployments,” said David Gulla, vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Reducing the requirement for fuel delivery by truck convoy to deployed units keeps our warfighters out of potentially dangerous situations.”The systems were tested in three phases: The first phase focused on testing renewable energy generation and was conducted at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Testing during the second phase, focused on an Extended User Evaluation (EUE), was completed during Exercise African Lion in Morocco and Enhanced Mojave Viper at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. EUE will continue in Afghanistan throughout the remainder of 2010 and 2011. Phase three testing, focused on improving generator efficiency, occurred at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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