Battery manufacturer Epsilor-Electric Fuel has secured a new contract to supply military rechargeable batteries for Harris’ Falcon multiband radios.
Under the deal, the company will deliver the batteries for Harris’ AN / PRC-117 manpack radios and the AN / PRC-152 handheld radios to a military customer in South East Asia.
Epsilor-Electric Fuel general manager Alex Stepansky said: “Epsilor invested heavily in developing off-the-shelf batteries for a variety of US-made communication systems.
“Placing emphasis on high-performance, reliability and ruggedised packaging combined with cost-effective pricing resulted in superior quality and customer satisfaction.
“The fact that a new international customer selected our batteries to support its large operational inventory is a clear indication of Epsilor’s strengthening position in this market, and we have witnessed growing interest from professionals.”
The rechargeable batteries were put through a series of compatibility and operational tests, which included mechanical, electrical and communication interface verification.
Operational tests demonstrated the Epsilor battery’s endurance, charge time and power density. Results showed battery performance either equals or surpasses the performance of the original equipment manufacturer batteries.
Epsilor-Electric Fuel’s BB-2590 range of batteries offers services to several defence customers worldwide, including the Israel Defense Forces and several Nato nations.
In order to develop its rechargeable military batteries, the company works with a number of materials, such as lithium-ion, lithium-polymer and nickel metal hydride.
Offering a long shelf-life, Epsilor military battery packs deliver upgraded power and performance in a wide range of operating temperatures.