Supplier of military diesel power generation systems, Dewey Electronics announced that it has signed a three-year subcontract to incorporate a fuel cell-based, 10 kW Auxiliary Power Unit for military ground battlefield vehicles.
Altex Technologies earned the prime contract from the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) of the US Army. The base total of the contract is $5.2 million with possible contract choices totaling an extra $7.9 million. Altex Technologies has awarded nearly $1.1 million worth subcontract to Dewey Electronics. Pennsylvania State University and SerEnergy are the other members of the Altex Technologies and Dewey team.
As per the subcontract, Dewey will design, produce and assemble the power electronics and will incorporate Altex’ JP-8/diesel fuel reformer technology and SerEnergy’s fuel cell technology into the auxiliary power unit by September 2013. The auxiliary power unit will then be integrated into the ground battlefield vehicle and will be tested under contract choices.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of Dewey Electronics, John Dewey commented that the subcontract complements the company’s expertise with sophisticated sustainable power technologies, military-range electronics controls and highly durable, strong power generation and management systems.