Pravaig, a Benguluru-based startup, has won an order to supply compact energy storages to European combat forces. The Made in India tactical batteries will power equipment used by European combat forces, Pravaig said in a statement.
M2M Factory & AMG Pro combined, which are major distributors of defense and power equipment to European armed forces with over 90 brands such as Under Armour, Defcon, Casio, Magnum, Leatherman, now manufacture tactical batteries in India with Pravaig.
The Pravaig Field Pack will be supplied to the defense manufacturer, the company’s statement said.
“These batteries are designed, engineered and manufactured in India. This procurement marks a major shift in India’s defense landscape. A tipping point in the reversal of India’s high-tech defense industry, from users to developers, from importers to exporters. A feat considered impossible just a few years ago,” said Siddhartha Bagri, CEO of Pravaig, in the statement.
The modern soldier is as much a cyborg as a human, with electronics being an important part of his equipment.
Pravaig’s Field Pack provides the modern soldier and his gear with enough power to charge the equivalent of a MacBook 60 times, according to the release.
“We showed Pravaig the struggles of soldiers in desert, snowy, urban and forest environments, and they came up with an amazing solution to solve energy needs. We will be presenting the Pravaig Field Pack at EuroSatory, the largest defense exhibition in Europe,” said David Amsellem, CEO of AMG Pro.
“Pravaig delivered this solution from concept to inception in 60 days, unheard of in the global defense industry,” said Jérémie Caron, Director of M2M Factory.
Lightweight, rugged, and sealed batteries open up immense possibilities for powering personal equipment, deploying remote sensors and communication relays in the field, and remotely hibernating and activating much larger equipment.