The massive array of electrically powered tactical systems installed on military vehicle platforms has expanded far beyond the level anticipated. Military vehicles in service today were not designed to cope with this additional burden, leading to power shortages in theatre and causing systems to turn off without warning. As a result of a lack of confidence and knowledge regarding power availability means their crews idle large diesel engines just to ensure that there is a charge going into the system.
Depending on the vehicle type and fuel expense, this costs thousands of dollars an hour per vehicle. The VBMS provides the most solid and reliable foundation available today for essential tactical systems. It is a PC-programmable, fully automated system for controlling multiple battery bank charging and power distribution on mobile military platforms.