POOLE, England, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Chemring Technology Solutions has upgraded the battery for its Shrike MkIV and MkV hard-wired exploders. The new batteries will extend in-field operations, are more environmentally friendly, and are less likely to suffer from reduced capacity over time.
Shrike is currently used in more than 50 countries as a safe, reliable and cost-effective system for the initiation of explosives, pyrotechnics and other electro-explosive devices.
The new NiMH rechargeable battery has twice the capacity of the NiCad batteries that were previously used in Shrike and, as they no longer contain heavy metals, the new batteries are less harmful to the environment when disposed of. They are also less prone to "memory effect", which means they are less likely to lose their maximum energy capacity when repeatedly recharged or after being only partially discharged.
Mike Luedicke, Managing Director of Chemring Technology Solutions, said: "Following decades of service the Shrike exploder has proven itself as a key component of military demolitions capability. With the introduction of new battery and charger technology, we have extended the life of this successful product by improving its usability and performance. In turn this will provide increased operational effectiveness and reduce long-term costs."
About Chemring Technology Solutions
Chemring Technology Solutions, part of Chemring Group PLC, is an advanced science and technology company trusted by governments, national security and commercial customers to provide military and commercial advantage. From their two sites in the UK, the company's world-class scientists and engineers work to rapidly solve complex customer problems, and create innovative technology solutions which help to protect and enhance lives. http://www.chemringts.com
SOURCE Chemring Technology Solutions