Ultralife Batteries Receives $2.2 Million US Army Order

December 20, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Ultralife Batteries Inc. (Newark, NY), a designer and manufacturer of batteries and power sources, has received an order valued at approximately $2.2 million from the US Defense Department for its BA-5372/U military battery. The order represents another release under Ultralife's NextGen II small cylindrical battery contract. Deliveries against the new release are expected to begin by the end of 2005.

NextGen II is the US Army's five-year battery procurement strategy. Phase II of this program included production contracts awarded to provide three types of primary (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.