The PEM fuel cell is ideally suited for use as an air-independent power supply for submarines. It enables dive times to be extended to weeks if required, which minimizes the risk of beeing detected significantly. Another important advantage is that the PEM fuel cell has an ultimately low signature in operation: This helps reducing the aggregate acoustic signature of the submarine.
The PEM fuel cell offers some unique benefits:
Huge increase in dive times
Silent energy conversion, low acoustic signature
Minimized stray field, non-magnetic casing
Increased efficiency and long service life
Emission-free and environmentally friendly