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BAE buys batteries for Future Combat Systems (FCS)

by: Matthew Potter
April 10, 2008

Category: BAE Systems, Contract Awards, development program, Saft, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

BAE placed an order with Saft to provide lithium-ion batteries. See the press release here. These batteries will be used by BAE in the FCS Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV). FCS is a system of systems that includes various vehicles and sensors. Saft has already provided batteries for the Non-Line of Site Cannon, the first FCS system that will be deployed. The batteries will be used in a hybrid battery power system for the vehicles. It will be interesting to see how this application of technology will work in the future.

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