CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
The Marine Corps’ Experimental Forward Operating Base, or ExFOB, will give 14 companies an opporty here Sept 17-21 to demonstrate commercial technologies that make expeditionary forces more self-sufficient.
ExFOB, developed by the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, is designed to identify and evaluate such technologies.
The companies will demonstrate advanced thermal-efficiency technologies that provide energy-efficient heating and cooling of personnel, bulk water, electronics, vehicles, and shelters.
Previous demonstrations have quickly moved commercial technologies from concept to combat -- concepts like the Solar Portable Alternative Communications Energy System that is fully fielded in Afghanistan today.
“We know that resource efficiency aids in combat effectiveness and that our investments in reset and modernization will provide a force that operates lighter, faster and at reduced risk. Likewise, our force will be more energy efficient to support the type of operations expected of us in the future. To do this, we are changing the way we think about and use energy,” said Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Solutions from previous ExFOB demonstrations are scheduled to be on display, like the Marine Austere Patrolling System with individual water purification and power-management capabilities and an auxiliary power for a Marine Corps all-terrain "7-ton" truck.
Led by the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab -- in collaboration with the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office, Marine Corps Systems Command and the Office of Naval Research -- ExFOB brings together stakeholders from across the Marine Corps' requirements, acquisition, and technology-development commies to quickly evaluate and deploy technologies to reduce the need for "liquid logistics" today and to establish requirements for tomorrow.
Media are invited to attend the event Sept 20.
For additional information, visit: http://www.marines.mil/commy/Pages/ExpeditionaryEnergy.aspx
******MEDIA COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS******
Media interested in covering this event must call the Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office at (760) 725-5044 and must RSVP no later than noon Wednesday, Sept. 19. Members of the media who have RSVP'd will meet at Camp Pendleton's MAIN GATE at 9:30 a.m. on THURSDAY to be escorted to the event.