West Coast Solutions (WCS) is proud to announce the delivery of the prototype Lightweight Expeditionary Power System (LEPS) to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) via the Lightweight Energy Storage System Program. LEPS is a military-rugged, all-in-one power scavenging, energy storage, and power supply system with 2 kW power handling capacity and 3 kWh of advanced lithium-ion battery storage. The USMC will now begin a multi-month testing program to assess the performance and robustness of the LEPS. Four more units are in production for an early 2023 delivery. WCS president Carl Kirkconnell, had this to say about the important delivery milestone: “We hope to one day provide many more units to the Marines to help them get the power they need in the deepest reaches of the world. We would like to thank the many WCS team members who made this happen, and give a special thank you to our USMC customer for their continued support!”
WCS is a multidisciplinary team of experienced aerospace and defense professionals committed to solving technical problems concerning cryogenics, space electronics, and expeditionary power. Their extensive body of work include many successful Department of Defense, space, civil research, and commercial programs. The company is 6 years old and serves its customers from their recently expanded facility in Huntington Beach, CA.