EADS and Saft America launch thermal battery company devoted to military market

MUNICH, Germany, PARIS, and COCKEYSVILLE, Md., 16 May 2006. EADS and Saft America's ASB subsidiary combine their knowledge of thermal batteries to form a new subsidiary: Advanced Thermal Batteries Inc. in Cockeysville, Md.

With more than 50 years of experience supplying thermal batteries for missiles, launchers, aircraft, torpedoes and submarines, ASB, Saft America, and EADS Inc. are merging their assets to offer development and production capacities in the United States.

Advanced Thermal Batteries Inc. supplies customized thermal batteries for missiles and smart weaponry. Thermal batteries are inert batteries designed for reliability and shelf storage of at least 15 years.

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