The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Ballard Power Systems“™ Protonex subsidiary a potential $5.8 million contract to supply portable power management tools to Socom.
Socom expects Protonex to ship all SPM-622 squad power manager special operations kits in 2016 under the follow-on contract that the program executive office-soldier awarded through the Nett Warrior program, Ballard Power Systems said Wednesday.
This follow-on order comes five months after the U.S. Army awarded Protonex a $2.8 million contract to produce at least 400 SPM-622 kits for use by special operations forces in combat missions.
Paul Osenar, president of Protonex, said the company“™s power management tools aims to support the U.S. military“™s transition to the “digital battlefield.“
The SPM-622 system works to power portable radios, computers, GPS systems and other electronic devices that military personnel use in the battlefield.
Protonex“™s engineering and operations team manufactures SPM-622 kits at its facility in Massachusetts.