New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, shoot with an M41 TOW Improved Target Acquisition System, Feb. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, at Chinchilla training area in Spain. The ITAS versatile missile system continues to operate using lithium-ion battery chemistry developed by a team of engineers from CERDEC, AMCOM and industry. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Elena Baladelli)

Twenty years ago, one phone call between two Army engineers led to a cost-effective lithium-ion battery solution for what was then an up-and-coming guided missile system.

That solution, now proven as a comprehensive success, evolved from a dynamic…

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