Bren-Tronics has been awarded a contract to deliver next-generation military-grade battery chargers, including the advanced battery charger (ABC), which will be used by US Marine Corps (USMC) to improve operational energy capabilities in the battlefield.
Awarded under the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) 2016 Acquisition Strategy, the $38m contract has a duration of one year including four option years.
Deliveries of the battery chargers are expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year.
Bren-Tronics president and CEO Per Sai Fung said: "Bren-Tronics' selection by the US Marine Corps reflects on our ability to manufacture the highest quality and most flexible portable charging solutions.
“We are truly honoured to have been selected by the USMC and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Corps, providing innovative products, made in the United States."
Bren-Tronics ABC has been developed as a portable battery charging solution with improvements in size, weight and efficiency as well as offer selectable power, faster charging times, increased environmental survivability, and other innovations.
It can quickly and efficiently charge both current and future-format military and commercial batteries, which are used on communication, electronics, robots and other tactical platforms.
ABC can accept multiple power inputs such as universal AC, wide range DC, power from solar panels, fuel cells and wind turbines, among others.