Interview with EnerSys on Ensuring a Robust and Functional Power System

In conversation with Tom Spinks of EnerSys®

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Defence iQ interviewed Tom Spinks Land Product Manager - Speciality Group (EAS) EMEA & APAC at EnerSys®

“adequate power supply is essential for the near-instantaneous response that is expected from onboard electronics when they are called upon by the vehicle commander”

Q1. How would you describe EnerSys’ ethos and values as they relate to supporting the Armed Forces?

Q2. What are the biggest challenges facing your defence customers today, and how is EnerSys working with end users to solve these?

Q3. There have been considerable advances in battery technology recently and some suggestions that Lithium-ion battery technology could produce significant benefits for the Armed Forces. Could you outline some of the advantages and disadvantages for the technologies that are most relevant to armoured vehicles?

Q4. What would you highlight as the most significant enhancements in EnerSys’ capabilities for the defence industry over the past decade and how has this helped to improve mission success?

Q5. Energy requirements and power management should be critical components of platform design - driving cost efficiencies and longer-term capability sustainment. How does EnerSys work with both the military customer and the prime manufacturers to advise and support capability development? How important is early engagement when it comes to platform design and manufacturing?


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