Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:BLDP) announced recently that the company’s subsidiary, Protonex has obtained $1.6 million purchase order for supply of the Special Operations Kits Squad Power Manager (SPM-622) for end of the customer Special Command based in the US. The purchase order was part of the recently approved program received in 2017 from Milestone C.
The order is part of the ongoing commitment to allow for the US Special Operations Force’s requirement to enhance the intelligent power management systems. According to Ray Summers, the Director of Military Sales at Protonex, the requirements is significant for the company since it’s planning to support not only the US Special Operation Forces, but also the Security Forces and Assistance Brigades (SFAB), one of the newly established units in the US Army.
The SFAB units also facilitate for the training in the combat theatres. The order from the Milestone C is a fantastic opportunity for the company which could essentially support the expansion of the US Army units for the future.
The new SPM-622 is technically tough and agile power management device that weighs less than a pound and would be used by the military units to maximize on the power usage for several power electronics devices which include the GPS systems, medical devices, portable radios, Ordinance Devices equipment, computers and other electronic equipment. The devices would be made available through the battery which would be recharged from the solar, vehicle, AC or other energy sources.
The Squad Power Manager is essential to the company since it delivers the highest-priority benefits in the entire military applications which include the most consistent energy for various devices that are used by the military soldiers in the field regardless of the war conditions and other logistics that are required such as the batteries, and the flexibility of power energy for soldiers.