The U.S. Army has extended a contract worth over 2 million dollars to GE Aviation today in anticipation of GE’s plans to develop and produce silicon carbide-based power electronics in support of the next generation of high-voltage, electrical power, ground vehicle architecture. President of Electrical Power Systems for GE Aviation, Vic Bonneau believes that the implementation of silicon carbide technology for high-voltage electric ground vehicles will facilitate vast improvements size, weight and power for all types of high temperature applications. With multiple silicon carbide based power conversion products in development and continuing investment into this field, the U.S. Army will be able to better manage on-board power and significantly simplify the vehicle cooling architecture with the ultimate goal of increasing mission capabilities for warfighters.

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