Galvion’s Squad Power Manager (SPM) kit will be included in the U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Tools and Equipment Kit (ETEK). SPM is a core element of Galvion’s Nerv Centr Active Systems range, which provides scalable power and data solutions to the dismounted soldier.
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.
EOD teams use specialized equipment that requires sustainable and lightweight power when off-grid. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) was seeking to upgrade its entire EOD dismounted kit and needed a single, customizable 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 Kit 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 minimize weight and logistical burden by carrying fewer batteries, while increasing operational efficiency through active monitoring and management of power usage.
“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,” said Kristen Lomastro, President of Active Systems.
“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 U.S. Army EOD units, and to continue in our mission to protect and support those who protect us.”
The Squad Power Manager is a field-proven system, with customized kits in use across all U.S. DoD branches, including units of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and SOCOM. In addition, Galvion’s power management systems are being used by allied forces in Canada, the U.K., Australia, France, Denmark and Sweden, among others.
Galvion will be exhibiting the SPM, along with its full range of active systems and its next generation head systems, at AUSA in Washington DC, 11-13 October 2021.