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100713-N-8069G-223 USS CARTER HALL, AT SEA  (July 13, 2010)  --  An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) approaches amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).  Carter Hall is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) which is participating in a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the United States, from Virginia to Florida. . The Navy engineers developing a new Extreme Power Internal Combustion (EPIC) engine to transform Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) capabilities were recognized for their EPIC innovation in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) annual awards program, May 18. EPIC is designed to increase power and reduce weight to achieve high water speed for future Marine Corps ACVs.  The engine's fuel efficiency can also support long term ACV ground operations. EPIC inventor, Greg Buchanan, and developer, Vincent Vendetti, were among a team of engineers winning the Naval Sea System Command 2016 Commander's Innovation Award for the innovation. "Our team has the initiative, drive, creativity, ingenuity, and experience to bring this game-changing, mission transformational technology to reality," said Buchanan. "Combined with the rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, and innovation design capabilities of the collaborating warfare centers, we will bring this engine's decisive advantage to the warfighter."
100713-N-OY473-223.JPG Photo By: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristin L. Grover

Atlantic Ocean - 100713-N-8069G-223 USS CARTER HALL, AT SEA (July 13, 2010) -- An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) approaches amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) which is participating in a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the United States, from Virginia to Florida. . The Navy engineers developing a new Extreme Power Internal Combustion (EPIC) engine to transform Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) capabilities were recognized for their EPIC innovation in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) annual awards program, May 18. EPIC is designed to increase power and reduce weight to achieve high water speed for future Marine Corps ACVs. The engine's fuel efficiency can also support long term ACV ground operations. EPIC inventor, Greg Buchanan, and developer, Vincent Vendetti, were among a team of engineers winning the Naval Sea System Command 2016 Commander's Innovation Award for the innovation. "Our team has the initiative, drive, creativity, ingenuity, and experience to bring this game-changing, mission transformational technology to reality," said Buchanan. "Combined with the rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, and innovation design capabilities of the collaborating warfare centers, we will bring this engine's decisive advantage to the warfighter."


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