The BB-2590 is designed to power a variety of rugged military devices, including portable electronics, military communication systems, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV). The BB-2590 will allow the Army to utilize the battery for more complex applications such as Non-Line-of-Sight missile firing.

“This new contract allows K2 to take the Lithium Ion Phosphate battery technology we’ve already developed for commercial use and modify it in a way that is advantageous for the military,” said Jim Hodge, chief technical officer at K2 Energy. “Not only will this new generation of battery provide the Army with a more powerful form of portable energy, but it will be at a much lower cost than hi-grade batteries currently being deployed.”

K2 Energy is a US-based manufacturer of rechargeable battery systems for electric vehicles and energy storage applications.