CCDC's Road Map to Modernizing the Army: Soldier lethality

Food is the "fuel" of the Soldier weapon system. Just as reducing the weight of a vehicle can increase its fuel economy, we are increasing the nutritional density of the food Soldiers eat, and that high-octane fuel will increase the Soldiers' lethality.

The Soldier Center uses emerging food processing technologies, including vacuum microwave drying and ultrasonic agglomeration, to reduce the weight and volume of military rations. Ultrasonic agglomeration uses vibration to instantly compress food without fillers or binders, reducing the meal by 30 to 50 percent of its original size with the same ingredients and nutrition.

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