Bren-Tronics said it recently was awarded a contract worth over $6.2 million from the U.S. Army to supply 2itsa 4-volt lithium-ion (li-Ion) 6T batteries via the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC).
The batteries have been evolving over the last two years with two specific versions focused respectively on delivering high power and high energy and more than 500 units previously delivered, a Bren-Tronics release said.
With this newest agreement, Bren-Tronics will refine and mass produce 2,000 units monthly, the release said.
"The 6T battery is used in approximately 95 percent of Army tactical ground-vehicle platforms," Doug Petito, Bren-Tronics' vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release. "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."
Bren-Tronics said its 24V li-Ion 6T battery yields double the energy of traditional lead-acid 6T batteries while clocking in at less than half the weight of such products.
"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," Petito said in the release.