STX Engine, a manufacturer specializing in diesel engines for the marine and defense industry, is developing a hybrid engine system.
STX Engine announced on the 22nd that it has signed an MOU for strategic cooperation in the hybrid engine system business with VINCORION, a German mechatronics solution specialist.
This MOU is to secure a defense hybrid engine system suitable for the upcoming future combat equipment and related technologies. By removing the engine starter and generator mounted on the existing land warfare platform, integrating them into one, and installing it between the transmission and engine, it is possible to further increase fuel efficiency, secure additional power, and improve instantaneous acceleration performance.
Furthermore, after building a hybrid engine system, device that can collect real-time data from the engine is additionally installed to develop a system that informs users of real-time engine status and the optimal maintenance time.
STX Engine can provide increased operational range of military combat platform and improved combat survivability through such system development. It is expected to keep the platform operation rate higher by providing real-time engine condition monitoring and optimal maintenance time in connection with the data collection sensor.
STX Engine CEO Park Ki-moon said, “In keeping with the 4th industrial revolution, it is essential to develop a hybrid diesel engine for defense business.” And he said, “As our company had played a pivotal role in the domestic defense diesel engine industry for the past 46 years, we will not hesitate to take the lead in improving future defense technology”.