Rechargeable Li-ion systems for torpedoes
Saft’s rechargeable Li-ion battery systems represent the most promising approach for both light weight and heavy weight (LWT and HWT) training and exercise torpedoes. Although currently slightly more expensive than secondary Ag-Zn batteries, the reusability of Li-ion batteries ensures low life-cycle costs, bringing cost-effectiveness to sea trials.
Saft published a 28 page white paper on ‘Lithium-ion battery technology for exercise torpedoes’. This white paper is available free from Saft and can be obtained via email request.