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Arotech receives follow-on US Army SWIPES order

4th September 2013 - 09:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Army has placed a follow-on order with the battery and power systems division of Arotech for Soldier Wearable Integrated Power Equipment Systems (SWIPES). The $2 million order was announced on 3 September.

SWIPES have a high energy density that allows soldiers to conduct extended missions without the burden of power source swaps or charging. The batteries continuously charge the secondary batteries inside various devices, such as two way radios, GPS units and shot detection systems.

The system also reduces battery weight that soldiers are carrying by up to 30 percent, and allows for individual soldier tailoring. It is designed to accept new applications as they become available.

Robert Ehrlich, chairman and CEO, Arotech, said: ‘We're very pleased to win this additional order from the US Army, [which reflects] the product’s increasing acceptance among US ground forces.

‘The US Army is the world's leading military force, especially when it comes to the use of technology on the battlefield. The fact that they repeatedly choose our SWIPES system as well as awarding it a 'Top-Ten Best Army Inventions' upon its launch is testament to the effectiveness and the value our product adds.’

Ehrlich added that since developing the SWIPES product, Arotech has now realised over $6 million in sales from the US Army.

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