Walsh completes $60 million Detroit Arsenal Laboratory
WARREN - Against a backdrop of steep Pentagon cuts across the country, the U.S. Army will boost its investment in S.E. Michigan with the opening of its new Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory in Warren.
The $60 Million lab has the ability to test any military ground vehicle, wheeled or tracked, in any environmental condition.
"No other lab in the world can test on this scale," said Grace Bochanek, Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
The Power and Energy Lab can simulate conditions in the Arcticor the Desert, subjecting vehicles and their components to temperatures as low as -60 F. and as high as 160 F. Extreme humidity, wind and air contaminents can also be simulated, allowing technicians to evaluate the performance and fuel efficiency of machines and equipment.
Breakdowns in the field puts lives at risk and on my visit to the lab I was struck by the pride technicians and engineers have in their research aimed at protecting troops and keeping them on the move [read more]
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