The U.S. Navy awarded San Diego-based General Atomics a contract for lithium-ion batteries and accessories that could be worth as much as $12.5 million. The batteries and accessories will be used on Navy submersible vehicles as primary sources of power. The U.S. Special Operations Command operates the submersibles.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind., awarded the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract.

Work is expected to last through 2018.

— SDBJ Staff Report