Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Li-Ion Battery in Production for F-35s
Defense industry battery manufacturer Saft is working on a battery for in-flight emergency backup power for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet, after being awarded a $6.5 million contract by GE Aviation for the F-35's low rate initial production.
Saft said each battery ship set will consist of one JSF 270V and a JSF 28V battery per aircraft, also providing back-up power for electro-mechanical actuation for the F-35's flight control device.
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