Galvion delivers first Silent Watch Battery Packs for Canadian LRSS LAV 6.0 Program

Galvion announced on April 15 the first delivery of its Symbasys Swat pack modular battery systems to General Dynamic Land Systems-Canada for use in the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) Reconnaissance Surveillance System (LRSS). The LRSS LAV 6.0 will replace the Coyote LAV vehicle providing the Canadian Army with state-of-the-art technology for advanced target detection, recognition and identification.
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LAV 6 LRSS from GD fitted with Galvion SWBP (Picture source: GDLS Canada)

Galvion’s Silent Watch battery solution consists of 10 Li-Ion Swatpack160Ah/4KWh battery modules in a custom-designed ballistic enclosure which is mounted on the LAV 6.0. The 40Kwh system will provide the power to run the mounted surveillance system including cameras, thermal imagers, laser range finders, and other onboard electronic equipment. The robust bespoke solution can power these demanding electronics over extended periods of time, in all conditions, with no thermal or aural signature, preserving the batteries for engine starting.

“Our experience integrating Li-Ion batteries into military applications, and our long-standing partnership with Kokam, a world leader in lithium-ion cell manufacturing, were key in successfully engineering the optimum balance of technology, performance and safety required to meet all of the operational needs for this program,” said Peter Rafferty, Galvion’s V.P. of Platform Power.“Many years of development and a rigorous qualification program carried out over the past two years culminating in Galvion being able to deliver a unique set of capabilities for the LRSS LAV 6.0 program.”

Galvion looks forward to delivering the balance SWBP systems to GDLS Canada and is proud to be a part of this groundbreaking program for the Canadian Army.

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Galvion SWBP (Picture source: Galvion)