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MARINE CORPS FAMILY OF POWER SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT

 

Description

The Marine Corps Family of Power Systems encompasses a portfolio program to procure, update, and replenish continuously more than 30,000 items of power systems, including diesel generators, power distribution sets, power supplies, radio power adaptors, battery chargers (lithium & lead acid), and renewable energy systems.

The Marine Corps Family of Environmental Control Equipment continuously procures, updates, and replenishes more than 8,000 items that include tactically hardened Environmental Control Units (ECU), refrigerated containers, and refrigeration tool kits.

Both families of equipment are used to support all command, ground combat, aviation, and logistics elements throughout the Marine Corps that require tactical power and environmental control in support of air control, communication / information systems, life support systems, and general power / heating-ventilation-air conditioning requirements. Paramount in each family is fielding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-compliant equipment to meet stringent air quality and zero-ozone depleting standards, while maintaining military compatibility, energy efficiency, transportability, durability, and simplicity of operation.

Operational Impact

Procurement of these systems will ensure that the Command Element, Aviation Combat Element, Ground Combat Element, and Logistics Combat Element entities have the ability to support all requirements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with deployable and energy efficient equipment.

Program Status

Within the families of power systems and environmental control equipment, various items are replaced on a regular basis by the Power Systems Team based on equipment wear-out and combat losses. Currently Power Systems is fielding a new Advanced Battery Charger (ABC) and working on advanced concepts for microgriding and hybridizing the current generators in the operational forces extending the operational reach and providing a higher level of fuel efficiency.

PROCUREMENT

FY18 QTY - 2,641
FY19 QTY - 1,200

Manufacturer

Bren-Tronics, Inc. (Commack, NY)

Cummins (Minneapolis, MN)

PulseTech Corporation (Waco, TX)

IRIS Technology (Irvine, CA)

Graywacke (Mansfield, OH)

UEC Electronics (Hanahan, SC)

DRS (Bridgeport, CT)