Universal Battery Charger Technology Receives Recognition at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing
March 31, 2012 - At the March 8 U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing,
the potential of the Universal Battery Charger technology was presented.
John McHugh, secretary of the Army, indicated that the charger "takes enormous weight off the backs
of our soldiers, provides them greater operational flexibility. When we are able to reduce such things as
convoys bringing in fuel, where every 44th convoy results in a casualty, these are important things for
soldier safety as well."
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), who chairs the committee said,
"It's kind of like a four-point success story. You've got the safety of our troops,
you've got the weight off their backs, you've got the cost issue, and you've got the
energy security issue as well."
For the transcript on the Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Department of the Army
in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program
on Thursday, March 8, 2012:
(testimony on Universal Battery Charger technology can be found on page 14)
For the video of the Hearing:
(testimony on Universal Battery Charger technology starts at 57:10)
For the SIGNAL Online Exclusive "Battery charger takes center stage during Senate budget hearing":
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