EaglePicher Secures Contract with US Army CECOM

April 07, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

EaglePicher Energy Products Corp. (EPEPC), a subsidiary of the Defense and Space Power Division of EaglePicher Technologies LLC (Joplin, MO) announced that it has received a five-year, multi-million-dollar contract to supply its Next-Gen II, Phase-III, large-cell, lithium-manganese dioxide (Li/MnO2) batteries, to the United States Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM).

The new Li/MnO2 batteries have a higher energy density than the present Li/SO2 versions. Both batteries are the power supply of choice for any equipment used in harsh environments, requiring high-energy content and long shelf life. The Li/MnO2 will be used by the US Army in its fielded communications equipment. Deliveries are set to begin in 2005.

"Award of this contract demonstrates CECOM’s continued confidence in EaglePicher to support its next generation of cylindrical battery needs, and it demonstrates EaglePicher’s commitment to providing multiple chemistry solutions to meet military requirements of today and tomorrow," said Lou Lupo, vice president and general manager of EaglePicher Defense and Space Power.