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05 Sep 19. Lincad launches Four Channel Caravel Mk2 charger with orders from UK Ministry of Defence. Lincad, a leading provider of batteries and charging systems to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), has launched an enhanced capability version of its world leading Caravel Mark 2 charger.
Representing the very latest in battery charger technology and design, Lincad’s new Four Channel Caravel Mk2 charger is set to join a line of Caravel charger products which have seen front-line service with British and international armed forces for over 18 years. Lincad has already received significant orders for the new four channel version from the UK MOD.
The multi-chemistry charger is designed to meet the battery charging and management requirements of Lincad’s LIPS (Lithium Ion Power System) suite of batteries, in addition to other batteries of any electrochemistry, from any original equipment manufacturer.
It can charge batteries ranging from 2 to 58V through a series of interchangeable BIAs (battery interface adaptors), including products not originally intended for use with a third-party charger. With the ability to work with up to four batteries at once, an entire fleet of batteries can be simply managed from a single type of charger. With four USB ports, it can also charge smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and can be configured for wireless or Ethernet communication for central monitoring.
Both the Caravel Mk2 and Four Channel Caravel Mk2 chargers provide significant power delivery improvement on their predecessors, effectively halving charging times while delivering improved efficiency and greater flexibility in the battery types that can be recharged.
The upgraded models also feature a transport mode to allow the discharge of any lithium-ion battery to less than 30% state of charge in line with current International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations, making it the default charger for organisations in the lithium-ion battery supply chain.
Designed for simplicity of operation with largely automated functionality, the chargers offer flexible, all-purpose solutions for battery charging in barracks environments. With in-service configurable software, end-users are provided with the reassurance that all their current and future battery charging requirements are being met.
Lincad will be showcasing its latest batteries and charging systems at London’s DSEI next week on Stand S3-437.
05 Sep 19. Magam-Safety Ltd. – a leading manufacturer of protective, rescue, and survivability equipment – will unveil a new capability for its self-sealing flexible fuel tank that prevents fuel leakage caused by ballistic damage following penetration of up to a 30mm bullet. The flexible tanks are suitable for a variety of applications including military tanks, helicopters, and UAVs. In addition, the company will present its semi-rigid boat that enables the collection of torpedoes at sea during training exercises.
According to Magam’s Chairman, Amit Tesler, “We are introducing, for the first time, a unique capability of self-sealing fuel tanks to prevent leakage caused by damage from 30mm caliber bullets. The weapons that are being developed today are moving to this caliber, and we are ready to meet this existing need. Our first fuel tank, with a 20mm caliber self-sealing capability, was unveiled last year, and we have already developed a tank providing even more powerful protection, in response to rapidly changing needs.”
Magam’s self-sealing technology, based on mechanical and chemical advances, prevents leakage by self-sealing the holes within 0.1 ms (milliseconds), reducing the ignition potential of fuel leaks, and thus saving lives and equipment. This is the only solution that prevents leakage following the impact of a 30mm bullet, while maintaining both sealing capability and low weight.
The company will also present a solution for collecting torpedoes at sea during training exercises, using semi-rigid boats. This capability is based on the company’s expertise in rubber solutions. The boat, a double-hulled catamaran, enables the collection of torpedoes after firing, while still hot, without requiring a diver in the water. The boat includes an inflatable fender, aluminum working, outboard engine, aft A-frame, radar and antenna arch, console, front A-frame, and front support.
Mr. Tesler continued, “Magam has 80 years of experience in the development of tailor-made rubber solutions, with extensive and proven experience in the defense market. This experience is reflected in the development and production of semi-rigid boats that address the unique needs of naval forces. The company’s solutions are used by military forces around the world.”
About Magam-Safety Ltd.
Magam-Safety began as a rubber and safety equipment factory, and has become a leading manufacturer of protective, rescue and survivability equipment. Offering a complete package, including R&D, design, manufacture and marketing, Magam-Safety is a one-stop-shop providing both off-the-shelf and tailored solutions that include a comprehensive development process. The company’s portfolio includes: rescue and survivability equipment, inflatable aerial and naval lifesaving equipment, life rafts and rubber inflatable boats, parachutes, anti-g suits, life vests and minefield crossing sandals; rubber fuel tanks and self-sealing fuel tanks; self-sealing protective solutions for metal fuel tankers; and, inflatable decoys.
DSEI 2019, September 10-13, London, Israel Pavilion, South Hall, S5-220
04 Sep 19. Alcon launches new CIR46 medium to heavy armoured vehicle brake caliper, to coincide with the DSEi Exhibition in London .
Alcon Components Ltd, the acclaimed global specialist brake and engineering company, have launched a brand new bespoke armoured vehicle brake caliper. The new CIR46 has been designed and developed to fit 4×4 and 6×6 type military vehicles operating at 12-25+ tonne GVM. Offered to the global defence and security market, this caliper allows OEM’s, fleet managers, maintainers and vehicle modification companies to fit an off-the-shelf, military special brake system. The CIR46 significantly increases braking performance and reduces both weight and cost in comparison to existing alternatives.
Developed to fill a gap in their current defence and specialist vehicle brake range, the newly launched CIR46 brake caliper sits between their existing CIR15 and CIR55 calipers. Alcon can now offer bespoke braking solutions for every type of defence and security vehicle from armoured SUV’s, such as the Toyota Land Cruiser, all the way up to 8×8 type armoured giants, such as the Patria AMV. The new CIR46 is expected to be used on military vehicles based on commercial off the shelf chassis, such as the Ford F550 and Mercedes UNIMOG.
The caliper has been designed to enable as many configurations, with regards to torque capacity and installation, as possible. Both lug mount and radial mount options are available to be machined from a single set of castings. 10 different piston configuration options are available giving maximum working torque values from 9,513Nm to 15,561Nm (piston diameters from 47.6mm to 57.2mm). The caliper is centre split to allow fitment over a variety of disc thickness with disc diameters between 370mm and 410mm. The fully hanging, high friction pads are fitted with an anti-rattle system and the caliper and seals are protected to cope with the harsh military environment. The six-piston arrangement gives a lower profile than existing four piston calipers in this torque range allowing them to be fitted in tighter wheel envelopes. The caliper will be available for both brake fluid and mineral oil systems.
Visitors to the DSEi exhibition will be able to see Alcon calipers fitted to a wide variety of defence and security vehicles including those from Jankel, Supacat & Patria, to name a few. The DSEi show is taking place in London, 10-13 September 2019. Alcon staff will also be in attendance and will be available for meetings, on appointment.
Already firmly established in the defence and security vehicle marketplace, Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest Special Forces vehicle manufacturers. Amongst other key defence players, Supacat, the designers of the Jackal vehicle, BAe, Ricardo, Patria and Jankel have turned to Alcon to obtain bespoke, tailored braking systems that fully meet the demanding requirements of the challenging, high-performance, modern-day battlefield.
Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon said: “this new caliper fills a gap we had identified in our range of brakes. We’ve already successfully developed and delivered bespoke solutions to both the light and heavy ends of the defence market but the new CIR46 will allow us to also solve braking problems in the medium weight range”. He added: “as well as marketing our brakes directly to vehicle developers and manufacturers, we see our customers for CIR46 being axle manufacturers who are selling their axles to the defence and security OEM’s. Using the technology and capabilities we’ve developed in motorsport allows us to offer significant performance benefits to the military and specialist markets, including crucial weight savings. Our automotive production experience allows us to deliver quality and value for money to our customers, globally”.
04 Sep 19. CP Cases will be exhibiting at DSEI 2019, taking place at Excel in London from the 10th to the 13th September on stand S5-101. CP Cases designs & manufactures tough MIL-STD cases, bags and AVM 19 inch electronic rack cases focused specifically at Defence & Security.
For many years, customers have relied on our innovative ERacks for protection, transport and storage of valuable 19” rack-mount electronics. Our engineers are continually striving to further improve these lightweight ruggedised 19” transit cases, and we are now proud to preview ERV3. The worthy successor to our previous ERack design, now over 10 years old – with many thousands in use all around the world.
The innovative ERV3 design offers extraordinarily lightweight, with an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. Lids are press formed to give stiffness and enhanced rigidity as well as dimensional accuracy. CNC formed male/female extrusions which are bonded to the body and lids to ensure a perfect “mate”- providing the weather proof silicon gasket with a repeatable compression set. The newly designed rotary latch is simple and easy to use – even with gloved hands – and provides a simple functional closure that resists shock and vibration.
Optional large external rubber buffers give additional protection as well as a non-slip positive stacking feature – to cope with rough transport conditions. New elastomeric AVM design with improved sway space and greater elastomeric excursion gives enhanced protection against shock and vibration. ERV3 enclosures incorporate the innovative lightweight CV2 high tensile extruded 19” chassis – designed to give torsional rigidity and stiffness when under severe loads. Resistant to shock, drop, impact, vibration, dust, and water, and certified to MIL-STD- 810G and IP66.
The new ERV3 ERacks are the perfect 19” ruggedised enclosures for defence and commercial applications.
If you would like to set up a meeting please call us on +44(0)20 8568 1881 and for further information about CP Cases please visit www.cpcases.com.
05 Sep 19. Losberger De Boer’s Rapid Deployment business unit is specialized in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of fast deployment shelter solutions for people and equipment in the following sectors:
- Defense & Security
- Civil Protection & Crisis Management
We operate worldwide from the following locations:
- Main commercial office in Paris, France
- Middle East commercial office in Dubai, UAE
- Operations and Maintenance center in Mornac, France
- Extended global presence through the other entities of the
Losberger De Boer Group on all 5 continents. Losberger De Boer’s expertise is based on over 40 years of experience and covers various applications such as modular housing solutions, mobile field camps & hospitals, aircraft shelters, warehouses, storage facilities, inner enclosures and much more.
03 Sep 19. Epsilor’s 6T Li-Ion Battery Selected by 10 Military and Defence Customers Worldwide; Has Completed 3,000km All-Terrain Field Testing. Epsilor’s Lithium Ion 6T battery ELI-52526 has completed an all-terrain field test of over 3,000km onboard IDF armored vehicles, the company has announced. Epsilor will present its 6T batteries alongside its other military vehicle and tactical batteries and chargers at the DSEI defense trade show, to take place in EXCEL London between 10-13 September 2019 (Booth N9-256). According to the company, since its release in 2017, the 6T ELI-52526 has accumulated 10 customers worldwide. These customers tested their batteries onboard several different vehicles, among which are Main Battle Tanks (MBT), Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Light Reconnaissance Vehicles and as energy banks for mobile shelters. The applications include “silent watch” missions, start-up and “start-stop” missions, and energy storage. The 6T ELI-52526 4.2 kWh battery offers the highest energy density on the market, 1,000 deep discharge/charge cycles and cold crank start of 1,100A at ambient temperature of -19°C. Generating 1,200A start current at a wide range of temperatures and a self-heating capability, the ELI-52526 also offers several unique features, such as “high current charge management” that enables the battery to operate with high power alternators without disconnecting as a result of high inrush current. This feature also enables the battery to perform autonomously in legacy vehicles that have no mission computers and cannot control the battery. The battery can also operate with modern computerized vehicles in which the battery can either operate independently or be monitored and controlled by the vehicle mission system.”
Recent testing with several users and different vehicle types confirmed the technical and operational benefits derived from the replacement of legacy lead-acid 6T batteries with Epsilor’s Li-Ion 6T battery,” said Ronen Badichi, President of Epsilor-Electric Fuel.” As a drop-in replacement for existing batteries in legacy vehicle fleets, the integration of ELI-52526 battery is smooth and straightforward. There is no need to modify anything in the vehicle. A battery is installed, and the mission continues as usual”, Badichi added. The rigorous testing campaign enabled Epsilor to deliver a robust, safe and highly reliable serial product. Epsilor-Electric Fuel is a subsidiary of Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX) The tests addressed battery operation and safety at different terrain and extreme weather conditions.”
We have learned a lot from the more successful tests as well as from less successful ones,” Badichi said. ”As a result, we were able to refine our product, and can now proudly report that our 6T batteries passed the most demanding tests with high scores and with a very distinguished safety record’, Badichi said. Life Cycle Cost Analysis As part of our design, Epsilor put emphasis on the product’s life cycle cost (LCC). “While armored vehicle users are very impressed with Li-Ion 6T performance and force multipliers, they are concerned with the CAPEX and OPEX of this relatively new technology”, Badichi explained. “Through an in-depth review with our customers, we managed to improve our LCC estimations. Today we can say with high confidence that despite the higher cost of a Li-Ion 6T battery in comparison to a similar Lead-Acid battery, a comparison of life cycle costs shows that the cost of ownership over the battery life cycle of our Li-Ion 6T batteries is slightly lower than similar LeadAcid batteries. This LCC is expected to decrease even further as Li-Ion cell prices drop in tandem with wide penetration of electric cars”, Badichi concluded.
6T LFP Battery for Extended Lifecycle Later this year
Epsilor expects to release its first pre-serial units of a new version of its 6T family, based on LiFePO4 (LFP) chemistry. This new battery will offer high energy capacity of 2.85kWh (110Ah), the highest in the class of 6T LFP batteries. The new 6T battery will provide 3,500 deep discharge cycles, aiming toward a 15-year maintenance free operational life. About Epsilor Part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Power Systems Division, Epsilor is a worldrecognized developer and manufacturer of smart batteries, charging systems and wearable power and communication systems serving military and defense customers on five continents in military, aerospace and naval applications. Epsilor’s award winning energy solutions employ different electro-chemistries, smart electronics and sophisticated battery management systems (BMS). Delivered by millions of units since 1985, Epsilor’s products serve military and defense customers around the world, in their most demanding platforms such as tactical radios and thermal imagers, military vehicles, missiles, UAS, manned and unmanned underwater vehicles, space launchers and many more applications.
29 Aug 19. Global Shipping Solutions Provider at DSEI 2019. The Arbour Shipping Group of Companies are a leading provider of global supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Heavy Weight/Out of Gauge and Logistics – to deliver globally integrated, tailor made, end to end solutions for our 10 core industries. Project Solutions is a specialised service for the energy, capital and defence project sectors. Drawing on our in-depth industry knowledge and bespoke IT system, Arbour Shipping manages the needs of its clients supply chains, no matter how demanding they may be.
The Arbour Shipping Group operates a global network with some 300 offices/agents in over 100 countries to deliver a comprehensive, bespoke service to the highest quality of standards, wherever and whenever.
We cover all the aspects of shipping and logistics, such as:
- Ocean Freight (Full Container Load, Out Of Gauge, Heavy Weight, Charter, Part Charter, BreakBulk, RoRo and Cross Trades)
- Air Freight (Charter, Part Charter, AOG, Courier and Hot Shots)
- Road / Rail Freight
- Warehousing / Cargo Handling / Storage Solutions
- Professional Export Packing / Case Packing
- Abnormal Load Movements
- On Site Project Management
- Vessel Chartering
- Origin and Destination Customs Solutions
- Documentation (GSP, Cert of Origin, Carnets)
- 3PL / 4PL
Perhaps, if you are going to DSEI 2019 at the London Excel between 10th & 13th September, we could discuss your availability beforehand and if possible arrange a one-2-one meeting as my colleague and I will also be attending this event.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
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