Saft signs a multi-year contract with Sagem to supply Li-ion batteries for the French army's FELIN systems

May 24, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Sagem has selected battery manufacturer, Saft to equip the new French Soldier of the Future modernisation systems as part of the FELIN programme.

The contract covers the development and manufacture of more than 40 000 Li-ion battery systems. The company will provide the energy which will power the FELIN infrared night vision equipment, the infrared binoculars, the radio systems, man‐machine interface equipment, the GPS and the osteophonic

The equipment for Soldier of the Future systems needs long-life, highly reliable batteries that are easy to use in the field.

To meet these needs, Saft developed two formats of Li-ion batteries which optimise weight, have at least 24 hours life, are modular, safe and reliable to use, have integrated electronics for monitoring the state of charge of the battery and enable communication with the man-machine interface equipment.

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