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Li-S Energy, Insitu Pacific sign UAS collaboration deal

Li-S Energy Insitu Pacific sign UAS collaboration deal

The companies are teaming up to integrate and test advanced battery technology for UAS platforms.

The companies are teaming up to integrate and test advanced battery technology for UAS platforms.

ASX-listed Li-S Energy has signed an MoA with Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific to collaboratively define and execute a program to manufacture and test batteries to the same size, weight and power constraints of the Insitu Pacific UAS while leveraging the same payload space and connectors.

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The firms are also expected to undertake a joint flight-testing campaign in Australia at Insitu Pacific’s test range in Queensland, aimed at demonstrating anticipated performance improvements.

Potential upgrades are expected to support Insitu Pacific’s bids for key Small Tactical UAS programs around the world, including multinational defence projects.  

“We are very pleased to be working with one of most recognised names in the aviation industry,” Dr Lee Finniear, CEO of Li-S Energy, said.

“As the market for UAVs continues to accelerate with new applications and capabilities, battery weight and energy density has become one of the most critical factors for UAV performance.

We are looking forward to working with Insitu Pacific to demonstrate the benefits of Li-S Energy batteries in these applications.”

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Insitu Pacific's new deal with Li-S Energy follows its signing of an MoA with Perth-based aeronautical technology company Innovaero earlier this year, aimed at strengthening collaboration for the development of enhanced uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) capability.

Insitu Pacific is expected to provide its common architecture software and ground control solutions to accelerate the delivery of Innovaero’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) InnovaeroFOX UAS.

The firms will also explore opportunities to onboard Innovaero to support Insitu Pacific’s global supply chain.

Additionally, the companies are examining new ways to support interoperability of UAS platforms, enabling them to be deployed by the Australian Defence Force and regional Asia-Pacific defence forces.

[Related: Insitu, Innovaero partner to bolster UAS capability]

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