K2 to Supply Energy Storage System for NAVSEA
K2 Energy Solutions has received the first order against the contract for intermediate energy storage battery system for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) electromagnetic rail gun as announced in July 2014.
The initial $81,4 million contract was awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command to K2 Energy Solutions, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of advanced K2 Lithium ion batteries and systems.
The contract lists K2 Energy Solutions, Inc. as the sole source battery provider for the electromagnetic rail gun and will include design, engineering and associated support for the energy storage system required to power the application.
This advanced energy storage system is a major component in the Navy’s electromagnetic rail gun, powering capacitor bank modules capable of launching a projectile at a very high rate of speed.
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