SAFT To Supply Power Sources For Land Warrior Suites


Saft has already supplied power sources for the Land warrior program. The company based its design on the high performance, compact format MP series prismatic Li-ion cells, which are already in use with many existing military radio communications customers. A key advantage of the MP cell is its unique rectangular shape which gives it an extremely high capacity, compared to conventional cylindrical cells – a single prismatic cell has some 20 per cent higher volumetric energy density than an equivalent pack of cylindrical cells. The battery performs in an operating temperatures range from -30°C to +60°C (in discharge), and will retain 95 per cent of its charge after one month’s storage. These batteries are supplied in a ruggedized, water resistant metal housing, complete with protection circuitry, state of charge indicator and a commercial off the shelf connector.