TRADEC Evaluates 6T Li-ion Batteries for Military, Commecial Vehicles

January 20, 2014 by · Comment
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US buys batteries

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) signed a contract with SAFT for batteries. See the press release here. While SAFT is a French company the batteries will be made in NC at their plant. The contract is for up to 5 years and could be worth $170 M. With the amount of electronics proliferating on the battlefield, battery technology is very important as the US and other countries strive for lighter batteries that provide more power.

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BAE buys batteries for Future Combat Systems (FCS)

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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