UK and US partnership for electrification of military vehicles

The Extreme E series tests WAE battery technology to the limits
© Extreme E
The Extreme E series tests WAE battery technology to the limits

Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, is collaborating with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE); born out of the UK Formula 1 Williams Racing Team, to provide services and technologies to prime contractors in the US defence market.

The partnership will see Jankel and Williams working on joint projects to electrify legacy and new military vehicle fleets across the US Department of Defence.  

Jankel’s US South Carolina based company Jankel Tactical Systems will take the lead in the USA with its extensive experience designing, manufacturing and delivering vehicle related technology and integration solutions in the US defence market.

Williams Advanced Engineering is renowned for providing world class technical innovation, engineering and specialist electric vehicle solutions across multiple applications.

Proven in the Formula E and Extreme E arena, WAE is a pioneer in battery systems, battery management and electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain solutions across a wide range of sectors including motorsport, transport, mining and defence.   

The partnership will combine complementary technologies and capabilities to help progress military hybrid and electrification projects no matter what the size, from a light tactical vehicle to a main battle tank.

The experience, innovation and engineering expertise of both companies will be combined to leverage the integration, problem solving, and tailored approach required to solve the military problem set, essential to help meet the military engineering challenges of the 21st century - mobility, sustainability and efficiency.

Craig Wilson, CEO, Williams Advanced Engineering said: “This partnership is well placed to support the integration and delivery of EV solutions and we look forward to working with the team at Jankel, combining our individual areas of expertise to deliver innovative and advanced solutions for the US defence market”  

Andrew Jankel chairman of the Jankel Group said: “We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to capitalise on some world leading technologies and bring the very best to the US military by delivering potential EV solutions across its whole range of vehicles both old and new.” 

Williams Advanced Engineering


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