INTRACOM DEFENSE (IDE) successfully deployed its latest HEPS® HGT20K Hybrid Generator during Exercise STEADFAST LEDA 2021 (Poland, 21-30 Nov. 2021), a major NATO exercise to increase interoperability and operational effectiveness. The system was requested by NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) HQ and the British Army to support their experimentation with advanced deployable power solutions.
The initiative is aimed at maximizing efficient use of field power and identify sustainable options without impacting operational effectiveness, while also reducing the headquarters noise and heat signature. IDE’s 3-phase Hybrid Generator with photovoltaics support was deployed in a forward position in Poland, providing uninterruptable energy to critical facilities, while achieving 45% utilization in true Silent Operation mode and an improvement of 60% in fuel efficiency.
Field support and data monitoring were provided throughout the exercise by a joint team from IDE and Marshall Land Systems, leveraging their respective expertise in tactical hybrid power systems and capability sustainment.
IDE’s Hybrid Electrical Power Systems (HEPS®) is a comprehensive product family of advanced hybrid power solutions, including Hybrid Generators, Hybridization Systems, Containerised Energy Storage Systems and Vehicle Hybrid Auxiliary Power Systems (VHAPS), as well as, customized integrated solutions, for tactical power, weapon systems, deployable infrastructure and vehicle platforms in defense applications.