Ballard Subsidiary Protonex Receives $1.0M Power Manager Order For U.S. Army

25 Jun 2018

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:  BLDP; TSX: BLDP) announced that the Company's subsidiary, Protonex, has received a $1.0 million order for the supply of SPM-622 Squad Power Manager Kits to support U.S. Army brigades deploying overseas. 

Ray Summers, Protonex Director of Military Sales said, "The U.S. Army's focus on providing power management solutions for deployed forces shows how power has become just as important as water, food and ammunition in the modern operating environment. Having an SPM-622 Squad Power Manager Kit is like having a multi-tool for power in your rucksack. With such a system, troops can easily scavenge power from any DC source to keep their batteries and devices constantly operational – no matter where they are."

The SPM-622 Squad Power Manager intelligently manages energy between batteries and electronic equipment. It works as an intelligent power harvester and scavenger, an automatic voltage converter, a universal power hub, while also being safe and easy to use. The product is also robust and waterproof, to enable supporting missions in harsh environments with extreme temperatures and no infrastructure.

The Squad Power Manager has proven itself as a mission-essential tactical tool because it reduces a units' battery burden, while increasing up-time and operational effectiveness. SPM-622 supports a wide range of electronic systems, providing a solution for such systems as: medical / prolonged field care; explosive ordinance demolition; unmanned air and ground systems; HF / UHF radios and SATCOM terminals; recon, surveillance and targeting systems; smartphones, tablets and computers.

The SPM-622 Squad Power Manager system is manufactured in Southborough, Massachusetts. Power Management Systems are in operation with United States, NATO, and other Partner Nations forces around the world.   

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