U.S. Army awards $6.2 million contract for supplying military 24V lithium-ion (Li-Ion) 6T batteries to Bren-Tronics, Inc.
Monday, Oct 02, 2017
Bren-Tronics, Inc., a Long Island-based Energy Solutions Manufacturer, has received a contract to provide high-volume automated manufacturing of Military 24V 6T Li-Ion batteries from the U.S. Army Contracting Command through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC). The total anticipated project value is over $6.2 million.

For the past two years, Bren-Tronics has manufactured two versions of the 24V Li-Ion 6T battery, one optimized for high-power and the other for high-energy, and delivered over 500 worldwide.  Under this new contract, Bren‑Tronics will mature the existing Li-Ion 6T battery design and manufacturing processes to create mass production capabilities at its Commack facilities.  In the final requirement, Bren-Tronics will demonstrate the ability to produce 2,000 Li-ion 6T batteries per month.

The Bren-Tronics 24V Li-Ion 6T battery provides twice the energy with less than half the weight of traditional lead-acid 6T batteries.  It also has the highest energy capacity of any 6T battery available in the U.S. while being a true drop-in replacement for the current lead-acid 6T battery.

Applications for the Bren-Tronics 24V Li-Ion 6T battery include: vehicle starting, auxiliary power, silent watch, ground station power and directed-energy applications.

"The 6T battery is used in approximately 95 percent of Army tactical ground-vehicle platforms. The conventional lead-acid 6T battery solution is challenged to meet today's military power requirements and will not achieve the Army's next-generation power demands," says Doug Petito, Bren-Tronics' VP of Sales and Marketing. "This contract, to create manufacturing capability for 2,000 Li-Ion 6T batteries per month, validates the long-term need and the U.S. Army's commitment to this new technology."

About Bren-Tronics

Bren-Tronics, Inc. is an innovative U.S. manufacturer of portable power solutions for military, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered on Long Island, New York the company has offices in Europe, and the UK, supporting customers around the world.  For over four decades Bren-Tronics engineers have worked with military and industrial customers to provide solutions for every conceivable portable power and microgrid application.

For more information, please visit: http://www.bren-tronics.com

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