Amprius Technologies to supply key power element for aerovironment’s switchblade 300 block 20 loitering missile.
Amprius Technologies, Inc. (“Amprius” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AMPX), a leader in next-generation lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Anode Platform, is preparing to supply commercial level shipments to AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) in support of the company’s Switchblade 300 Block 20 loitering missile system.
Amprius is providing high energy density lithium-ion battery cells to power versions of AeroVironment’s newly released Switchblade 300 Block 20 system, delivering unparalleled run time for the advanced aviation application. The integration of these lightweight battery cells into the Block 20 system is expected to increase the flight time by at least 50% – allowing for longer endurance and extended loitering capability.
Dr. Kang Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Amprius, said:
This partnership with AeroVironment further validates the potential of our silicon anode technology for advanced aviation and defense applications.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the AeroVironment team to greatly improve flight time of their tactical missile systems.”
Amprius began delivering cell shipments as a supplier to AeroVironment in 2022 and is fulfilling additional commitments for the future. AeroVironment is currently integrating Amprius cells into some defense products and is a strategic investor in the Company.
Brett Hush, AeroVironment’s vice president and product line general manager of tactical missile systems, said:
Amprius’ battery cells have the power capabilities to transform the range and mission time for our applications.
“This capability could allow operators to deploy loitering missile systems from a greater range to identify threats and deliver a precision lethal payload with minimal collateral effects.”
For more information on Amprius, please visit the Company’s investor relations website at https://ir.amprius.com.
About Amprius Technologies, Inc.
Amprius Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-energy and high-power lithium-ion batteries producing the industry’s highest energy density cells. The Company’s corporate headquarters is in Fremont, California where it maintains an R&D lab and a pilot manufacturing facility for the fabrication of silicon nanowire anodes and cells.
To serve significant customer demand for its high-performance silicon anode lithium-ion batteries, Amprius recently signed a letter of intent for an approximately 774,000 square foot facility in Brighton, Colorado that initially provides a potential of up to 5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) manufacturing capacity.
Amprius’ commercially available batteries deliver up to 450 Wh/kg and 1,150 Wh/L, the industry’s highest known energy density cells available on the market.
Based on Amprius’ current level of battery performance and pilot production, the Company will be able to use its proprietary anode technology to deliver battery cells that contain energy density levels that approach 2x the performance of current commercially available graphite cells. For additional information, please visit amprius.com. Also, see the Company’s LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can proceed with certainty. Headquartered in Virginia, AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.
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Amprius to Supply Key Power Element for AeroVironment’s Switchblade 300 Block 20 Loitering Missile, FREMONT, Calif., April 12, 2023
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