Saft’s premier lithium-ion batteries to power Australian Defense Force’s mission critical equipment

(15/05/2017)
Saft demonstrates its continued commitment to tailor-made batteries that respond to the needs of customers in the defense industry around the world.

Tampa, FL, May 15, 2017 – Saft has won a contract with the Australian Defense Force to supply BB-2590 high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power equipment such as military radios, bomb disposal robots and drones.

“The need for rechargeable batteries during defense operations continues to increase, and our recent development of a high capacity version of the BB-2590 battery is our testimony to continued support for the Australian Defense Force and other defense organizations around the world,” said Alok Goswami, General Manager of Saft Australia.

In addition to the latest BB-2590 battery, Saft offers a combination of standard military packs in multiple technologies and made-to-order solutions based on customer requirements. That adaptation extends to larger systems such as the Xcelion 6T® (X6T). Currently designed for military vehicles with high power and engine starting, Saft is working to develop a high-energy version of the X6T for extended silent watch and other military missions. By partnering with customers and determining the needs of today’s military applications, Saft continues to develop new products that meet tough field requirements while providing superior performance.

“Militaries are in mission critical situations every minute,” said Annie Sennet, Executive Vice President of Saft’s Space & Defense division. “There is no room for compromise in these missions, and at Saft, our duty is to provide reliable power. We understand the needs of today’s modern militaries are constantly evolving, and our R&D team is well-equipped to help them chart the course.”

Saft is poised to answer the ever-increasing demand for portable batteries with unrivalled field record of over 110 battery references for OEM equipment in primary batteries, as well as 50 references in rechargeable batteries, demonstrating its ability to adapt to a changing market.

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is one of the defense industry’s premier events, gathering top military leaders from partner nations, government, academia and industry. This year’s conference will be held at the Tampa Convention Center from May 15 – May 17, 2017, focusing on “Win – Transform – People,” aligning favorably with Saft’s commitment to innovation and customization. Saft’s display will be located at booth 501.