The Amphibious Fighting Vehicle

This month I attended the Office of Naval Research conference on “Lessons Learned” in the now abandoned development of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) shown below.

I also presented a poster on efficient conversion of power to thrust under varying loads and speeds:

Why can’t a Boat be more like a Plane?!

The Office of Naval Research is now charged with developing and qualifying technologies that would make a high speed amphibious vehicle practical in the future.


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