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Saft develops Li-ion batteries for military applications

Saft, a supplier of advanced battery systems for defense applications, has developed a new lithium-ion battery for non-hybrid vehicles which would power the ignition, lighting and electrical hardware for long periods of silent watch.

Non-hybrid vehicles today, especially those used in the military, almost exclusively run on conventional lead-acid batteries. But Saft’s lithium-ion 28-volt battery system is believed to offer larger reserves of power starting the engine and supporting onboard electrical systems throughout the long periods of autonomous operation.

[Industry Week]