III.I.06. Batteries for the Individual Soldier. Reduce the physical burden on the soldier, and reduce O&S costs by using lighter weight primary (30 percent more energy, 1996) and rechargeable (50 percent more energy, 1998) batteries. The deliverable will be achieved through a combination of new primary-battery chemistries (sulfuryl chloride or zinc-air), improved rechargeable-battery chemistries (nickel metal hydride or lithium-ion). The primary "pouch" batteries delivered in 1996 will be used in the FY96 21CLW Soldier System demo, and will be the pilot models of batteries required for the FY98 field demo.
Supports: CECOM, PEO-COMM, SORDAC, PM-SINCGARS, PM-SOLDIER, and NRDEC. 21st Century Land Warrior, Intelligent Mine Field, and Remote Entry ATDs, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, CSS Battle Lab.
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|Robert Hamlen||Carolyn Nash||Chris Kearns|