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    BEL and Toshiba join hands in developing lithium-ion for Defence applications

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    Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Toshiba Corporation have joined hands to co-develop lithium-ion battery packs that can be used for various Defence applications.

    The lithium-ion batteries currently power most consumer technologies available worldwide and have many vantages over conventional lead-acid batteries.

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    Twice lithium-ion batteries can be packed in the same areas as acid batteries, along with that the charging time is shortened, and maintenance becomes much easier, as the batteries are more durable.

    It’s not clear which weapons system will get this lithium-ion battery but many missile systems also use conventional lead-acid batteries and replacing them with lighter lithium-ion batteries will not only prolong their life but also reduce the space and weight of the missile systems.

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