Arotech Battery Passes Dragon Eye Drone Testing

April 28, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Arotech Corp. (New York) announced that a prototype zinc-air battery, developed by its Electric Fuel subsidiary, passed testing in a Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Dragon Eye unmanned drone at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. The batteries are high-power, lightweight versions of its advanced zinc-air cells, which have a specific energy of 400Wh/kg. The company believes its zinc-air battery has the potential to greatly extend the mission duration of reconnaissance aircraft.

"The war in Iraq has clearly demonstrated the importance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" said Arotech Chairman and CEO Robert Ehrlich. "I am pleased that we have passed another milestone in this important program. We continue to see many applications for our zinc-air battery technology with the military."