The news article that is in the third section of IDEF’19 Special Dossier published in the 72th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
ASPİLSAN Energy, which has been conducting studies into Energy Storage Systems (ESS) of various scales for some time now, introduced for the first time the Household ESS at the event, which has become a tangible product after completing development. The company also showcased for the first time the KANGURU Smart Battery Cabinet and the reduced-weight battery earmarked for the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.
ASPİLSAN Energy and Sabancı University signed a cooperation agreement on the third day of the event, under which the two organisations will carry out scientific and technological research together in the field of ESS. The agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Yusuf Leblebici, Rector of Sabancı University; Prof. Dr. Fuat Keyman, Vice Rector of Sabancı University; Sadık Piyade, Deputy General Manager of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF); İlhan Bölük, Chairman of the Board of ASPİLSAN Energy; and Ferhat Özsoy, General Manager of ASPİLSAN Energy. In another ceremony on the same day, TÜV NORD presented ASPİLSAN Energy with its AS9100 certificate, having completed all of the necessary processes a short time ago.
Batteries of the Soldiers Entrusted to KANGURU
Showcased by ASPİLSAN Energy for the first time at the event, KANGURU is a cabinet-like product that can automatically charge 125 batteries at once. Developed to charge the batteries of the handheld radios and mini thermal cameras commonly used by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), the KANGURU automatically stops charging batteries once they are full. The system receives energy from the mains and not only charges the batteries, but also extends their lifespan by keeping them at the most favourable conditions in terms of temperature and humidity through its installed air conditioning system. Through its simple user interface, KANGURU constantly shows the charge and health status of each battery, allowing military personnel to quickly remove fully charged batteries from the cabinet and depart for the operation, in the event of an emergency.
The Household ESS has a capacity of 32.5 kWh and an output power of 30 kW. The system has a scalable structure, although the product showcased at IDEF‘19 was the size of an average refrigerator. By changing the dimensions of the ESS, the output power can be increased up to the megawatt level.
ASPİLSAN Energy also showcased for the first time the low-weight batteries used aboard the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, which have been reduced in weight by 13kg. Unlike the previous batteries manufactured with a metal casing, the new battery was manufactured out of composite materials, and received full marks during the tests carried out by Land Forces Command aboard its helicopters for six months.