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Motorsport EV Technologies to Boost US Defence Market

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Jankel, a world leader in designing and manufacturing high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, collaborates with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), born out of the Williams Racing Formula 1 Team, to provide services and technologies to prime contractors in the US defence market. The partnership will see Jankel and Williams Advanced Engineering working on joint projects to electrify legacy and new military vehicle fleets across the US DoD.

Jankel’s US South Carolina based company, Jankel Tactical Systems, takes the lead in the USA with 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.

Jankel Fox Long Range Patrol Vehicle. Photo: Jankel

Proven out in the Formula E and Extreme E arena, WAE is a pioneer in battery systems, battery management, and EV drivetrain solutions across various 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 the main battle tank. The partnership will combine both companies’ experience, innovation, and engineering expertise 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.

Williams Advanced Engineering Extreme E Battery Pack detail. Photo: Williams Advanced Engineering

‘This partnership is well placed to support the integration and delivery of EV solutions,’ says Craig Wilson, CEO, Williams Advanced Engineering. ‘We look forward to working with the team at Jankel, combining our areas of expertise to deliver innovative and advanced solutions for the US defence market.’

The WAE engineered Andretti United Extreme E Odyssey 21 in the pits. Photo: Extreme E

Andrew Jankel, Chairman of the Jankel Group, added, ‘Jankel is historically known around the world for providing outstanding vehicle survivability conversions and complex systems integrations. However, in line with our new company strategy, we are expanding our expertise to incorporate advanced technologies, including remote autonomous systems, cyber security and platform electrification. We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to capitalize 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 – driving mission success.’

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