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New Kokam Battery Extends the Operating Times of UAVs/Drones and Other Unmanned Systems

April 27, 9:00 UTC+3
New Kokam Battery Solutions Feature Industry-Leading Energy Density, Extending the Operating Times of UAVs/Drones and Other Unmanned Systems
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SEOUL, South Korea, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/. Kokam Co., Ltd, the world's premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today introduced a variety of new high energy battery solutions based on its advanced Ultra High Energy Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) battery technology. With an industry-leading energy density of 265 Watt hours per kilogram (Wh/kg), the new solutions enable military, commercial and industrial unmanned system manufacturers to pack more energy into their Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), without increasing the weight or size of these systems' batteries, enabling them to extend these systems' operating times, or add additional components to them.

With an energy density of 265 Wh/kg, Kokam's new Ultra High Energy NMC battery solutions have a higher energy density than other unmanned system battery solutions on the market, which typically have energy densities ranging between 150 to 200 Wh/kg.

"Military, commercial and industrial customers want unmanned systems with longer operating times and more capabilities, without sacrificing reliability or performance," said Ike Hong, vice president of Kokam's Power Solutions Division. "Kokam's new Ultra High Energy NMC battery solutions meet this need, allowing manufacturers to store more energy in their unmanned systems and extend their operating times, or shrink the battery size and add more components."

Kokam's new cells are available in capacities ranging from 10 ampere hours (Ah) to 240 Ah, and can be purchased as individual cells, in packs or as complete systems. Kokam offers its battery solutions in a variety of sizes and weights, and can customize the size of a cell, pack or system upon request.

Kokam has been delivering battery solutions to the unmanned system market since 1999. Currently dozens of leading military, commercial and industrial unmanned system manufacturers around the world use Kokam's battery solutions to power their UAVs, UGVs, USVs and UUVs, including industry leaders Trimble, ECA Group and FT Sistemas. Today many leading militaries around the world are using unmanned systems powered by Kokam batteries for critical air, ground, surface and underwater missions.

Kokam will showcase its new Ultra High Energy NMC battery solutions, along with its High Power NMC battery solutions for high power unmanned system applications, at XPONENTIAL Booth 1572.

About Kokam Co., Ltd.

With a globally acknowledged and proprietary manufacturing technology, Kokam Co., Ltd has provided a wide range of lithium ion/polymer battery solutions to customers in over 50 countries and many different industries, including the military, aerospace, marine, Electric Vehicle (EV), Energy Storage System (ESS) and industrial markets. With over 150 battery-related patents and a total of 650-megawatt hours of field performance, Kokam is a proven leader in providing innovative, high-tech battery solutions. For more information, please visit

Press Contacts

Ike Hong, Business Development / Marketing 
Vice President of Kokam Co.,Ltd
Tel: +82-31-362-0137

Cecilia Park
Strategic Marketing Manager
Tel: +82-31-362-0192

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