Ultralife Batteries wins contract to help counter improvised explosive devices

NEWARK, N.Y., 9 Oct. 2006. Ultralife Batteries Inc. in Newark, N.Y., won a $10.9 million contract today to provide the company's UBI-2590 lithium ion rechargeable batteries, and CH0003 six-bay battery chargers to power a system to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Oct 9th, 2006

NEWARK, N.Y., 9 Oct. 2006. Ultralife Batteries Inc. in Newark, N.Y., won a $10.9 million contract today to provide the company's UBI-2590 lithium ion rechargeable batteries, and CH0003 six-bay battery chargers to power a system to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Ultralife's FBI-2590 lithium ion rechargeable battery has two independent 15-volt sections, each with protection electronics and state-of-charge displays, enabling users to operate the battery in either 15-volt or 30-volt modes.

Ultralife earned the contract from a supplier to a major defense contractor. The equipment will come from the Ultralife McDowell Research unit in Waco, Texas. Deliveries will be finished early next year.

The FBI-2590 is designed to power devices in military, law-enforcement, homeland-security, scientific research, medical, surveillance, and mining applications. Applications include military communications devices, robotics, power grid surveillance sensors, remote data collection devices, video detection systems and scientific monitoring equipment.

The CH0003 battery charger is a self- contained charger, which can recharge as many as six batteries simultaneously. The charger auto-senses the battery type to assure the proper charging profile.

The CH0003 can be powered in the field from vehicles and generators, and in base locations. For more information contact Ultralife online at www.ultralifebatteries.com, or McDowell Research at www.mcdowellresearch.com.

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