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Kokam conducts ballistic tests on NANO Li-ion cells; no thermal runaway

Kokam Co. has conducted ballistic tests on battery cells using its unique Lithium Ion NANO battery technology and determined that even when these cells are shot they do not experience thermal runaway.

Kokam created the exceptionally stable NANO battery technology by integrating three different lithium-ion battery chemistries—Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC), Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP)—into a single battery. By combining the advantages of these three battery chemistries, NANO battery solutions are able to deliver industry-leading levels of reliability in highly volatile environments, while also discharging at a 10 C-rate (Continuous) / 15 C-rate (Pulse) and charging at a 5 C-rate (Continuous) / 14 C-rate (Pulse).

Kokam’s NANO battery technology is able to withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 60 degrees Celsius, for unmanned systems, armed fighting vehicles, support vehicles, submarines and other demanding military applications.

In addition to supporting or supplementing diesel and other engines, the NANO battery can also replace or be used instead of these engines, providing a silent energy source for sensitive defense missions.

In addition to its NANO battery solutions, Kokam also offers the defense industry Ultra High Power Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) and Ultra High Energy NMC battery solutions. Kokam’s Ultra High Power NMC battery solutions have an industry-leading C-rate of 100, which enables them to discharge very large amounts of power very quickly, making them well suited for advanced weapon systems and other high power military applications.

The Ultra High Energy NMC battery solutions have an industry leading energy density of more than 260 watt hours per kilogram (Wh/kg), enabling manufacturers to pack more energy into their defense systems, allowing them to extend the operating times of military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and other defense systems without increasing the weight or size of these systems' batteries.

Kokam’s Lithium Polymer batteries were first used for military applications in 2004. Currently leading international defense contractors and Ministries of Defense are using Kokam’s battery solutions for a wide variety of military applications, due to their superior reliability, thermal performance, low resistance, and long cycle lives.

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