Galvion delivers first Silent Watch Battery Packs (SWBP) for use in Canada’s LRSS LAV 6.0 Program

April 15, 2021

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Galvion is pleased to announce the first delivery of our Symbasys Swatpack™ 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.

Galvion’s Silent Watch battery solution consists of ten (10) Li-Ion Swatpack™ 160Ah/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 on-board 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 culminate 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 ground-breaking program for the Canadian Army.

LRSS vehicle image caption:

The Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) 6.0 with state-of-the-art surveillance system. Photo courtesy of General Dynamic Land Systems-Canada.

SWBP image caption:

Galvion’s Silent Watch Battery Pack (SWBP), containing ten (10) Symbasys SwatPack™ modules, will be mounted on the Canadian Army’s LAV LRSS military vehicles. The 40Kwh system will provide the power to run the mounted surveillance systems with no sound or thermal signature. The image on the left illustrates the system in custom enclosure, and image on the right is a top-down view.

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