Solus Power and QinetiQ team up to electrify the military field

Kratos is a portable battery pack, the size of an attaché case, that provides ultra-fast charging
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Solus Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with global defence and security company QinetiQ to revolutionise and support the evolving electrified military landscape.

The strategic partnership aims to research and develop advanced EV charging solutions for fleet charging and infrastructure, and the specific needs of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), by leveraging the respective expertise of the two organisations.

Solus Power has developed a cutting-edge, mobile charging solution centred around its Kratos technology – modular, stackable and easily transported power units, each the size of an attaché case, which can be easily deployed and shared between users.

Stas Leonidou, CEO of Solus Power, said: “Solus Power welcomes the opportunity recognised in this MOU to collaborate with an organisation of QinetiQ’s standing and experience in the defence sector, and with its exceptional record of innovation and solutions development.”

The ruggedised, lithium-ion power units, described as ‘Jerry Cans of electricity’, can deliver fast charging for EVs, UAVs and equipment. Through its innovative and simple modular design, users can scale the number of packs to increase capacity according to their energy needs.

Victoria Doherty, head of electrification at QinetiQ, said: “Enabling the flexibility to provide electric power wherever and whenever it is needed underpins future operational advantage. By working across sectors to transfer existing solutions, we will accelerate success in this area.”