Canadian company Galvion presents its full range of new military products

The Canadian company Galvion with offices in the United States and United Kingdom presents its full range of new military products at DSEI 2021, International Defense Exhibition in London, UK. Galvion design, develop and deliver protective armor and head systems, as well as innovative power supply and management solutions for soldiers and combat vehicles.

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At DSEI 2021 the British company Galvion presents its full range of new military products. (Picture source Galvion)

In the field of individual gear, Galvion has developed a full range of helmets according to the new needs of soldiers deployed on the battlefield. All of the helmet shell presses at Galvion Newport facility—the primary site for helmet and armor production and manufacturing—have been fully converted to allow for both polyethylene and aramid helmet manufacturing.

Galvion is one of the pioneers of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) advancements. New composite materials produce next generation helmets that are significantly lighter than current in-use combat helmets while providing increased ballistic and impact protection. Our armor and helmet systems engineers have evaluated and experimented with a vast array of materials and material combinations—including new materials, various aramids and weaves, and hybrid combinations of materials—to produce armor and helmets with superior performance and comfort.

Galvion has also developed the Batlskin Viper® Modular Head Protection System, one of the world’s first fully integrated and fully modular head protection solutions. We created custom components and accessories—including a multi-purpose front mount, rail systems, a three-position visor, and mandible guards (ballistic or wire)—to provide total head and facial protection against blast, fragmentation, blunt impact, and ballistic threats, as well as the ability to incorporate headborne devices. Since the introduction of the Viper head system, we have brought this modular, adaptable concept to other innovative, industry-leading helmet lines, as well as different industries—including tactical, paramilitary, and Spec Ops users.

The portfolio of Galvion also includes power products enabling soldiers to treat power as a combat supply that can be found, harvested, stored, and used flexibly at the very lowest level. Taking a cue from lessons learned in managing ammunition and water at the individual or squad level, our products enable operators to do the same with power. This energy efficiency at the individual level not only ensures power is available when it is needed; it also has major impact on the energy consumption at the mission level, resulting in reduced logistics and lower costs.

The combat vehicles of today are more like ground-based fast jets than the traditional steel box-like combat vehicles of the past. Packed full of sensors, advanced communication systems, active protection systems, electric power and specialized lethality systems, they demand more instantaneous and sustained power than ever before. The objective today is silent operation of these systems in order to increase battlefield survivability; the future aspiration is to also have silent mobility in the last “tactical half mile”.

To respond to the new needs of military forces, Galvion has developed a military-optimized Li-ion battery, the SymbasysSwitchPack i6T Li-ion vehicle battery. From a user perspective, Galvion’s i6T battery offers considerable capability enhancements and through-life efficiencies. Admittedly, the up-front cost cannot be compared to that of the traditional lead-acid alternative, however, it is the cost over life that ultimately makes Li-ion the choice for the future. Maintenance-free across a 10-year service lifespan, delivering as much as 8,000 recharge cycles; over twice that offered by any alternative 6T Li-ion unit. Compared to a traditional lead-acid 6T battery, Galvion’s SwitchPack delivers 3 times the useable capacity and energy at 24Volts (78Ah) and is 38% lighter in weight. Because of the reliability, through-life cost savings are 87% compared to lead-acid 6T alternatives and 43% compared to other 6T Li-ion brands.

Galvion’s i6T Li-ion vehicle battery meets demanding military standards including MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-810 and the performance of MIL-PRF-32565, as well as stringent UN 38.3 commercial safety standards.