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- CaseHPS launcherVGenset
- CaseEPP radarVPower Systems
The Patriot is the world’s leading air defense system – and it’s powered by VINCORION. A core element of the system is the HPS launcherV. Like many other military systems, maximum power is required for only a fraction of the operating time. Nevertheless, the gensets are designed for this maximum load. This leads to inefficient idle times with high fuel consumption, engine and exhaust system wear and tear, and high maintenance requirements.
VINCORION’s HPS launcherV hybrid genset for the Patriot is an innovative solution to this challenge. The variable-speed diesel genset is designed for the typical and actual load profile and is backed up at peak loads by a power storage unit made of supercaps. In this context, the genset meets all MIL and system requirements and can be used as a plug-and-play solution in all Patriot systems worldwide, as a successful trial with the US Army over several months demonstrated.
Security and military superiority depend on reliable radar operations that are self-sufficient at all times. Each radar system has individual load requirements.
VINCORION has been supplying various air and ground radar systems for decades, e.g., all of the radar systems used in the Patriot air defense system worldwide.
Due to the growing number of countries that now rely on the Patriot system, the partnership between VINCORION and Patriot manufacturer Raytheon is extremely productive, and VINCORION has received the Raytheon Supplier Excellence Award multiple times.
We also supply the power system for the European COBRA counter-battery radar system. In addition to other projects such as MEADS/TLVS or the RAT-31 air surveillance radar, we are also able to meet the special load requirements of your radar system with our customized power solutions.
- Launcher genset: Plug-and-play hybrid genset for Patriot rocket launcherGenerator set: 400 Hz generator set with 15 kW maximum outputPower storage: Supercap power storage and commercial grid interface (50/60 Hz – 400 Hz), automatic UPS switchover
- EEP radarV: Supplies power to the Patriot radar stationGenerator system: Generator set consisting of 2× 150 kW, 400 Hz systems
Air defense is one of the most complex military activities. VINCORION is the market leader in power supplies for air defense systems. We have been supplying reliable power systems for the Patriot system for decades and are developing a hybrid solution for the next generation that uses supercaps for power storage, among other innovations. We meet all MIL standards and can offer an extremely high level of customization.