UEC Electronics nabs $12M contract

Staff Report
Published Jan. 2, 2014

The U.S. Marine Corps recently bought $12 million in equipment and network systems from Hanahan-based UEC Electronics.

The engineering and manufacturing company will provide ground renewable expeditionary energy network systems and ancillary equipment to the Marines.

This latest procurement follows a $10 million purchase of UEC’s network systems by the Marines last year.

The network systems collect solar energy, convert that energy to useable power and store excess energy in a battery for use when the sun is unavailable.

Systems deployed to Afghanistan have cut down on fuel costs and reduced the need for resupply convoys, which are at risk from improvised explosive devices, according to a company statement.

UEC Electronics has been making these systems since 2010. The Marine Corps has deployed hundreds of them around the world.

The U.S. Army is currently evaluating the ground renewable network systems, and additional UEC orders are expected in 2014.

Founded in 1995, UEC Electronics currently employs 200 people.

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