Advanced Battery Concepts Continues to Work with Department of Logistics to Develop Batteries for DoD

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January 17, 2019

Some key military weapons systems are being updated with new power sources as a result of Defense Logistics Agency partnerships with Army industrial sites and battery manufacturers. Engineers from DLA’s Battery Network research and development program are working on the development of a new lithium ion-based power system for the TOW 2 anti-tank missile system and new lead-acid batteries used on armored vehicles such as the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Lead-acid batteries currently used in the 4HN and 2HN configurations were common in the 1950s and 1960s to keep cars running, said Matt Hutchens, an industrial engineer who leads the BATTNET program.

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