DoD orders batteries for SINCGARS radio

NEWARK, N.Y., 7 June 2005. Ultralife Batteries, Inc. has received an order valued at approximately $2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for its BA-5372/U military battery.

Jun 7th, 2005

NEWARK, N.Y., 7 June 2005. Ultralife Batteries, Inc. has received an order valued at approximately $2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for its BA-5372/U military battery.

The BA-5372/U battery is used for memory backup primarily for the AN/PRC-119 MANPACK Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), and in numerous other applications including encryption and cryptographic devices, and the Patriot Missile System.

This order represents another release under Ultralife's Next Gen II Small Cylindrical battery contract. Deliveries against the new release are expected to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2006.

Next Gen II is the U.S. Army's five-year battery procurement strategy. Phase II of this program included production contracts awarded to provide three types of non-rechargeable lithium-manganese dioxide batteries. The three battery types -- BA-5372/U, BA-5367/U and BA-5368/U -- comprise the Small Cylindrical Cell Lithium Manganese Dioxide Battery Group.

A major objective of this five-year procurement strategy is to establish and maintain a domestic production base of a sufficient capacity to timely meet peacetime demands and have the ability to surge quickly to meet deployment demands.

Ultralife is a global provider of power solutions for diverse applications. The company develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries, charging systems and accessories for use in military, industrial and consumer portable electronic products. Through its range of standard products and engineered solutions, Ultralife is able to provide the next generation of power systems. Industrial, retail and government customers include General Dynamics, Philips Medical Systems, Energizer, Kidde Safety, Lowe's, Radio Shack and the national defense agencies of the United States and United Kingdom, among others.

Ultralife's headquarters, principal manufacturing and research facilities are in Newark, N.Y., near Rochester. Ultralife (UK) Ltd., a second manufacturing facility, is located in Abingdon, England. Both facilities are ISO-9001 certified. For more information, see www.ultralifebatteries.com.

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