Ultralife Receives $2.3 Million Military Battery Order

December 15, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Ultralife Batteries Inc. (Newark, NY) announced the receipt of new orders from the US Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) against an existing contract, originally announced in 2000, for its BA-5372/U lithium/manganese, dioxide primary (non-rechargeable) battery. Combined, the new orders are valued at $2.3 million. Shipments have begun and are scheduled to continue through May 2003. The BA-5372/U battery is used for memory backup primarily for the AN/PRC-119 MANPACK radio system.

Ultralife President and Chief Executive Officer John Kavazanjian stated, "We have been producing this important military battery under contract since 1994, and these latest production releases demonstrate both our commitment to manufacture high-quality batteries for the US Armed Forces, and our customer's confidence in Ultralife as an important supplier of military batteries."