Epsilor-Electric Fuel, a manufacturer of batteries and chargers for defense applications, together with Kissling Service, an integrator of vehicle-mounted defense systems, is demonstrating Epsilor’s 6T NATO battery (ELI-52526) on a Mercedes-Benz command vehicle at Eurosatory 2018.
According to Epsilor, the high-energy, high-power density battery is used to generate power for different users onboard the vehicle, providing it with all of its energy needs within a small volume and weight footprint.
The new 6T battery offers four times more energy, in just half the weight of modern lead-acid 6T batteries. Claiming the highest energy density in the world and 1,000 discharge cycles, Epsilor’s 6T type batteries offer an optimal energy storage solution for a wide variety of new armored and military vehicles as well as for drop-in replacement in existing vehicle fleets.
Epsilor’s 6T batteries are currently being tested and evaluated by a number of leading defense vehicle manufacturers and military customers, for various missions such as long-shift silent watch, start-stop applications, high power mission applications, and more.
Kissling Service has developed and constructed a “concept car” of a highly mobile command post vehicle. This vehicle includes components such as VHF/UHF-radios, a Satellite-Telephone, a C-IED-Jammer, Reconnaissance systems, a smoke grenade launcher and an IP-based intercom system. Most of the systems are being configured and reached through a ruggedized tablet.
“Whether it is an armored vehicle or an SUV-mounted mission system, Epsilor is well positioned to offer a wide range of Li-Ion batteries that meet the needs of military vehicles,” said Ronen Badichi, President of Epsilor. “Our cooperation with Kissling Service will provide us with an opportunity to present the most advanced battery products together with a leading vehicle system integrator, in action.”