Technavio's analysts forecast the global man portable
military electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 4.
API and its portable power partner, Ingenium Technologies Inc, are currently executing a US Navy R&D contract for a novel energy source for UUVs, involving man portable
systems for military and commercial portable power applications, replacing gasoline generators and batteries.
However, unlike the PBIS-1000 which generates 1000 litres of hydrogen in 20 minutes, this man portable
system will generate the same amount of hydrogen, but over a longer period of time, depending on cartridge size and required power level.
The two core rigs and two RC rigs have now been supplemented by a man portable
core rig, which will provide exploration access onto steeper ground, with a further core rig scheduled to arrive before the end of the first quarter 2006.
The new company owned TGD500 man portable
drilling rig is performing well, with the hole being terminated in broken ground.
Both rigs are man portable
to reduce the environmental impact of the program.
The new system, which includes a vehicle adapter, vehicle adapter amplifier, base station, tactical repeater, and man portable
system, operates with the existing combat-proven MBITR platform as well as with the JEM.
Integrated Sensor Suite Deployed on Man Portable