American Power Systems, Inc. to Launch New, Advanced Energy Storage System to International Defense & Security Audience at Eurosatory, Paris

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June 06, 2018
DAVENPORT—American Power Systems, Inc. (APS)—a woman-owned, Davenport-based small business—will launch an all-new, lithium-ion power system at Eurosatory, the world’s largest international defense and security exhibition, to be held June 11-15, 2018 in Paris.
“Allies trust APS to equip their armored and security vehicles with customized power systems that allow them to run mission-specific, on-vehicle equipment. By providing high power when a vehicle isn’t moving, our systems help keep people comfortable and safe in some of the world’s most dangerous places. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our newest offering: an eco-friendly power pack that quietly provides electrical current to equipment, such as counter-IED jammers and satellite communications, for up to 12 hours on a two-hour charge. In our industry, this is groundbreaking,” said Amy Lank, President of APS.

More than just bigger batteries, APS’s Advanced Energy Storage System is a complete, scalable solution that can add lithium-ion storage to virtually any mobile application. Systems are safety-tested and dependable, meeting the most stringent requirements of the automotive manufacturing industry.

The new system can be integrated with solar panels and uses the same chemistry (Nickel Manganese Cobalt, or NMC) that powers electric and hybrid vehicles, including the Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S. (This is a different lithium-ion chemistry than is used in consumer electronics, such as cell phones and laptops.)

Founded in 2006, APS recently has received numerous grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Illinois Quad Cities Defense Industry Adjustment Program that supports the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. In 2017 President Amy Lank received the award for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership from the Technology Association of Iowa. In 2018, APS launched the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship for new college entrants from the Quad-Cities.

APS clients include the Australian Ministry of Defence, US Special Operations Command, US Department of Defense, and US Department of State, which categorizes its products as “life-saving equipment.”

For more information about American Power Systems, Inc., visit or call (563) 323-7994, extension 109.

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