Ballard Power Systems“™ subsidiary Protonex has been awarded a $2.8 million contract to produce portable power management devices for the U.S. Army.
The Army will deploy more than 400 squad power manager special operations kits with special operations Forces for battlefield operations, Ballard Power Systems said Tuesday.
“Our squad power manager and vest power manager products improve energy efficiency and reduce the weight burden on the warfighter,“ said Paul Osenar, president of Protonex.
The power management device is designed for soldiers to power portable radios, computers and other electronic tools.
Protonex“™s engineering and operations team developed and manufactured the squad power manager product at its Southborough, Massachusetts-based facility.