In a major push for the Indian technology sector, Bengaluru-based startup Pravaig has won an order to supply compact energy storages that will produce tactical batteries to power equipment used by European combat forces.
According to the company, M2M Factory & AMG Pro combined, which are large distributors of defence and energy equipment to European armed forces with more than 90 brands like Under Armour, Defcon, Casio, Magnum, and Leatherman, are now making tactical batteries in India with Pravaig.
The Pravaig Field Pack will be supplied to the defence manufacturer. “These batteries are designed, engineered, and made in India. This supply marks a major shift in the defence landscape of India. A tipping point in the reversal of India's high technology defence industry, from users to developers, from importers to exporters. A feat considered impossible just a few years ago,” Siddhartha Bagri, CEO of Pravaig said.
The modern soldier is as much a cyborg as a human, with electronics being a major part of their equipment. Pravaig's Field Pack provides the modern soldier and their equipment enough energy to charge the equivalent of a MacBook 60 times.
“We showed Pravaig the difficulties of the soldiers in desert, snow, urban, and forest environments, and they have come up with an amazing solution to solve the energy needs. We will showcase the Pravaig Field Pack at EuroSatory, the largest defence exhibition in Europe,” said David Amsellem, CEO of AMG Pro.
“Pravaig delivered this solution from concept to creation within 60 days, something unheard of in the global defence industry,” said Jeremie Caron, Director of M2M Factory.
The lightweight, robust and waterproof batteries open immense opportunities for energising personal equipment, deploying remote sensors and communication relays in the field, and remotely hibernating and activating significantly larger equipment.