Russia Successfully Tests Lithium-Ion Batteries for Submarines
Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau has successfully tested lithium-ion batteries for conventional submarines. These batteries are used to significantly increase the autonomous operation of the submarines and are characterized by their durability, as it does not require complex maintenance. This was reported by Rubin Central Design Bureau CEO Igor Vilnit.
“Our design bureau has performed a large amount of work and carried out a full cycle of tests for all types of loads. Therefore, the batteries will be installed according to plan,” Mr. Vilnit said, noting that the Russian submarines are currently equipped with the batteries characterized by the limited service life.
According to Rubin Former Director General Andrey Dyachkov, lithium-ion batteries can increase the staying time of the boat under water by at least 1.4 times, but the potential of this technical idea is used for 35-40%.