General Atomics Lithium-Ion Battery System Selected for US Navy’s New Submersible
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced September 22 that it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery systems for use on US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) new Dry Combat Submersible (DCS), a long endurance delivery vehicle capable of transporting divers in a dry environment. The GA-EMS LiFT battery system will power the DCS propulsion and internal support systems.
“We are extremely proud to have our LiFT battery system selected in support of Lockheed Martin’s contract to build USSOCOM’s new dry submersible,” stated Scott Forney, President of GAEMS. “With safety as the number one priority, we have designed LiFT unlike any other Lithium-ion battery system. Our unique solution provides the energy needed to safely propel and power the DCS at the distances and depths required to deliver personnel to their mission destination.”
LiFT battery systems are high energy density solutions for both manned and unmanned underwater vehicles. LiFT’s single cell fault tolerance prevents uncontrolled and catastrophic cascading cell failure. This not only ensures the safety of any on- board personnel, but also ensures systems continue to operate through faults to enable mission completion.