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Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle ("CERV")

Quantum was awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), including funding support through the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), to develop a diesel hybrid electric version of the AMV.  The objective of this program is to develop a second-generation high-performance light-duty off-road hybrid electric vehicle based on the results and feedback from the U.S. Army's testing and evaluation of the Aggressor.  In December 2009, this vehicle received flight certification on-board the Osprey V-22, and is currently the only hybrid drive vehicle to attain this certification.

The propulsion system for this next phase of AMV development focuses on a JP-8 fueled internal combustion engine with a series hybrid electric drive system, which provides a cost-effective, near-term solution as fuel cell technology matures.  Pre-production prototypes are being developed and built for testing and evaluation by selected commands to assess mission suitability, supportability, performance objectives, and guidance on final vehicle configuration.  The initial target mission would be related to special operations-type missions involving reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting, search and rescue, and also assist with field rescue operations.


  • Accommodates 3 soldiers with mission payload & personal gear
  • 60" Height X 60" Width X 199" Length
  • 3,500 lbs Chassis Weight
  • 6,500 lbs Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Internally Transportable Vehicle Flyweight with payload: 4,900 lbs
  • 45 degree approach and departure angles
  • 12" step over height
  • Total Payload of 3,000 lbs (mission dependant)
  • 30 mile Run Flat capability
  • 300 mile range with internal fuel
  • 600 mile range with external fuel
  • Polycarbonate windshield for operations on a base
  • NVG compatible displays for driver/passengers
  • Provisions for radio and computer mounts (including AN/PRC 117 and MR-1)
  • 38 ft3 rear storage deck
  • Provisions for equipment tie downs
  • Turning radius 30 ft, curb to curb
  • Front and Rear Hitch mounts
  • 21" water fording capability
  • On board electric winch capable of pulling 10,000 lbs
  • Maximum Towing capacity of 5,000 lbs
  • On board mounts for GPS Receiver (DAGR) and SATCOM antennae
  • Capable of carrying 2 litters (Re-configurable to 6 litters)
  • Quick conversion from attack vehicle to rescue vehicle to recovery vehicle



The AMV is based on a modular design approach that will facilitate integration of different hybrid powertrains and application-specific variants.  Potential missions include reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeting under silent watch; transporting personnel, weapons, and litters, when it is used as an ambulance carrier; and as a general utility vehicle.  The Quantum AMV, nicknamed the "AGGRESSOR" leverages the inherent benefits of fuel cells and advanced hybrid electric drivetrain technologies to provide features that give U.S. troops significant battlefield and mission critical advantages: 

  • Stealth mode: virtually silent operating mode with reduced thermal signature.
  • High-performance: far superior acceleration compared to similar gasoline-powered all-terrain vehicles.
  • Export power: can be driven to the intended destination and then be used as a silent power generator to produce high quality electricity for telecommunications, surveillance, targeting, and other battlefield equipment.
  • The vehicle does not produce any emissions throughout the different operating modes. The only emission from the tailpipe is water clean enough to drink. 
  • Hydrogen storage and metering system;
  • 10 kilowatt fuel cell;
  • DC/DC converter;
  • DC/DC controller;
  • 60 kilowatt traction battery;
  • Inverter;
  • 1,700 ft-lb (2305 Nm) traction motor;
  • Temperature control systems; and
  • Exportable power provisions


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