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Galvion Squad Power Manager For US Army ETEK

Galvion’s Squad Power Manager intelligently manages available power to keep mission-critical equipment running [© TacGas via Galvion]

Galvion wins $5.8 million contract to supply US Army with its Squad Power Manager as part of its ETEK (EOD Tools and Equipment Kit).

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Press Release, Montreal, 07 October 2021: Galvion, a world leader in the design and manufacture of military power and data management solutions is pleased to announce that its Squad Power Manager (SPM) kit will be included in the US Army EOD Tools and Equipment Kit (ETEK).

A $5.8 million contract from Program Manager Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) was awarded to supply an EOD-tailored SPM system to all active EOD units starting in December 2021. The Squad Power Manager is a core element of Galvion’s Nerv Centr Active Systems range, which provides scalable power and data solutions to the dismounted soldier. Galvion will be exhibiting the SPM, along with their full range of active systems and their next generation head systems at the AUSA exhibition, taking place in Washington DC, 11-13 October 2021.

EOD teams use specialised equipment that requires sustainable and lightweight power when off-grid. The US DoD were seeking to upgrade their entire EOD dismounted kit and needed a single, customisable solution that could recharge the batteries for EOD tools and scavenge power from multiple sources such as solar, vehicle power or AC mains. The SPM ETEK includes multiple cables and accessories that offer operational flexibility, allowing EOD units to harvest, scavenge and provide power to mission-critical equipment. The SPM requires no special configuration or programming, converting and managing power as efficiently as possible depending on power sources and equipment needs. This allows teams to minimise weight and logistical burden by carrying fewer batteries, while increasing operational efficiency through active monitoring and management of power usage.

Kristen Lomastro, President of Active Systems, said: “We are a company that is dedicated to delivering mission success by fully understanding not just the military requirement, but the environment, the conditions and the additional circumstances that the dismounted soldier may encounter. We pride ourselves on providing the very best technical and engineering solutions possible and by reducing the physical, cognitive and logistical burden for the warfighter, we increase their agility, lethality and survivability. Galvion is extremely pleased to announce this new contract for ETEK with US Army EOD units, and to continue in our mission to protect and support those who protect us.”

Galvion’s modular and scalable power management systems are battle-ready, flexible and easily integrated with commonly fielded equipment. The Squad Power Manager is a field-proven system, with customised kits in use across all US DoD branches, including units of the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and SOCOM. In addition, Galvion’s power management systems are being used by allied forces in Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Denmark and Sweden, among others.

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