Exide Awarded Battery Contracts German Military Submarines
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that Armada de Chile (the Chilean Navy) has contracted the company to supply HAGEN batteries to serve as the main lead-acid batteries for its U209-class submarines. Exide will provide two sets of HAGEN propulsion batteries for replacement in two of Armada de Chile's submarines, the Thomson and Simpson. Exide also provided the propulsion batteries for two Scorpene-class submarines that are being delivered to Armada de Chile by Navantia (Spain) and DCN (France). The batteries will be manufactured at Exide's Industrial Energy plant in Bad Lauterberg, Germany.
The company also announced that it has been awarded its second battery contract in recent months by the Germany Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement. The most recent contract calls for Exide to supply approximately 11,000 units of its maintenance-free NATO bloc batteries to the German Army for military-vehicle applications. The 12 V/45 Ah gel batteries are scheduled for delivery in early 2006. The batteries will be produced at Exide's manufacturing plants in Budingen and Bad Lauterberg, Germany. In August, the company was selected to provide approximately 15,000 units of its 12 V/100 Ah NATO bloc batteries.