FIST Program To Use New Chikara class rechargeable Batteries

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AGM Batteries Ltd, a subsidiary of AEA, has announces in 2003 the launch of a new, high capacity Lithium-ion rechargeable cell called Chikara (power in Japanese) developed specifically for a 24-hour-mission-life HF (high frequency) radios. (four hours over the current maximum life). The new lightweight cell will retain AEA’s Li-ion capabilities but will sustain operation environment at -40C to +70C degrees range. Typical application are soldier modernization programs such as the Land Warrior and the FIST programs in the US and the UK respectively.