Honeywell Wins Contract To Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power System For US Army Soldiers

Honeywell has won a contract from General Technical Services for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system that will power a multitude of electronic devices carried by soldiers.

Weighing roughly half as much as commonly used batteries, the system will deliver the same power foot soldiers need. 

The fuel cell complements a suite of power technologies that the U.S. Army is evaluating and maturing, and it will enable a soldier to perform his or her mission without the need to carry multiple heavy batteries or be resupplied regularly.

This announcement supports Honeywell’s alignment with the compelling megatrend of energy transition. 

Honeywell’s small fuel cell will be used on the move to charge batteries and power equipment, reducing the number of spare batteries needed by the soldier or squad.

Additionally, the system is designed to complement standard electronic equipment a U.S. soldier already uses. 

The hydrogen fuel cell system prototypes take advantage of Honeywell’s proven Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell technology, which is used in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in commercial and defense applications.

About Honeywell

Products and services from Honeywell Aerospace Technologies are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft.

The Aerospace Technologies business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more.

Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports.

Honeywell is an integrated operating company serving a broad range of industries and geographies around the world.