Bren-Tronics, Inventus Power, Navitas Systems‘ government solutions group and Ultralife Corp. have secured spots on a potential nine-year, $1.25 billion contract for a lightweight wearable battery being developed under the U.S. Army’s Tactical Power Generation Program.
The Department of Defense said Wednesday contractors will compete for orders under the firm-fixed-price contract for the conformal wearable battery and each order will determine work locations and funding.
The Command, Power and Integration Directorate within the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center works on the CWB development in an effort to provide soldiers with a power source capable of sustaining dismounted operations in remote areas for up to 24 hours.
The 150Wh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery is envisioned to increase soldier mobility by reducing the weight and quantity of batteries needed to be carried.
Work is expected to be completed on May 10, 2030.
Army Contracting Command held an online solicitation for the contract and received four bids.