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Epsilor charger selected for Canada's ISS programme

7th May 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Arotech's Epsilor-Electric Fuel has been selected by the Canadian Department of National Defense to develop and provide a charger to meet the operational and technical requirements of the Canadian armed forces' Integrated Soldier System Suite (ISS-S) programme, the company announced on 3 May.

Under the contract, Epsilor will provide 400 charger units, spares and other services. Options cover the order of up to an additional 350 chargers over the next four years. The initial phase of the contract is worth around $3 million.

Canada's ISS programme aims to equip thousands of dismounted soldiers with C4I systems that include battle management system, ISR and target acquisition equipment. As ISS energy components support all wearable electronic equipment in long dismounted operations, the Canadian armed forces identified battery recharging as a critical capability of the ISS and opted to obtain a dedicated multi-channel charger that will support its soldiers in the field, in vehicles, in forward operating bases and for high volume recharging of thousands of batteries simultaneously.

Epsilor's charger supports the LI-145/LI-80 family and BB-2525/U conformal wearable batteries used by the Canadian forces. The solution is based on a 12-channel charger, packed in a rugged tactical case that will enable soldiers to charge large numbers of batteries in depot as well as in the field and in moving vehicles.

The charger is designed to receive power from different sources such as an electric grid and different vehicle sources with flexible input voltage.

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