NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 17, 2003–Arotech Corporation (NasdaqNM: ARTX) announced today that a zinc-air battery developed by its subsidiary, Electric Fuel Battery Corp., powered a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) in test flights in Israel. The Electric Fuel zinc-air powered flight was longer than that achieved with the same MAV using a High Performance Lithium Ion Polymer battery.
Electric Fuel developed these batteries under a contract from an Israeli security agency, as reported by the Company last year. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Fuel is developing prototype zinc-air cells that can maintain high power densities for extended periods of time.
The Company recently announced that a prototype zinc-air battery developed for a US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) passed a milestone in testing a Marine Dragon Eye unmanned drone.
Electric Fuel’s cutting-edge zinc-air cells for UAVs and MAVs are high-power, lightweight versions of its most advanced zinc-air cells. The Company believes Electric Fuel’s zinc air batteries have the potential to greatly extend the mission duration of these reconnaissance aircraft.