EaglePicher Technologies Receives $3.9 Million Defense Contract as part of the 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill granted by Congressman Roy Blunt.JOPLIN, Mo., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- EaglePicher Technologies, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , an EaglePicher company, today announced it has received a $3.92 million defense contract as part of the 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill. The appropriation was granted by Congressman Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
The $3.92 million will fund EaglePicher's continued research and development of advanced lithium-carbon monoflouride (Li-CFx) combat portable batteries for the United States Army United States Army
Major branch of the U.S. military forces, charged with preserving peace and security and defending the nation. The first regular U.S. fighting force, the Continental Army, was organized by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, to supplement local . The government defense contract specifically supports a development effort to reduce the battery's internal impedance resulting in a higher discharge rate capability.
The change from the current lithium-sulfur dioxide (Li-SO2) system to a Li-CFx system in batteries such as the BA-5590 will reduce some of the burdens on today's soldier - battery power and how much weight to carry while on patrol. Successful research and development on CFx systems will produce a lighter weight battery and one with a higher magnitude of increased amp-hour capacity versus Li-SO2. The very low self discharge rate of this system, coupled with the much increased battery capacity, translates into a much longer runtime meaning the soldier would not have to discard a battery and obtain a fresh one for every daily mission. With a shelf life greater than ten years, the logistics of battery handling and warehouse storage could be significantly improved.
Once demonstrated, CFx technology could be transitioned into other classes of batteries to bring similar benefits to a wider grouping of the family of batteries used by the U.S. Army.
"We're pleased to have the support of Congressman Blunt and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense," said Steve Westfall, EaglePicher Technologies president. "EaglePicher has decades of experience with Li-CFx technology, so this advanced research and development fits nicely with our core competencies.
"This partnership proves EaglePicher's commitment to being at the forefront of the government's technology development efforts," he continued. "Ultimately, the benefit to the soldier means more battery energy, lighter weight, a safer battery system and longer shelf life storage without deterioration."
EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, an EaglePicher company, is the leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, space and commercial industries, and provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . EaglePicher Technologies offers a wide range of battery technology including thermal, nickel hydrogen, lithium carbonmonofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride Thionyl chloride (or thionyl dichloride) is an inorganic compound with the formula SOCl2. SOCl2 is a reactive chemical reagent used in chlorination reactions. , lithium manganese dioxide manganese dioxide
A black crystalline compound, MnO2, used as a depolarizer of dry-cell batteries and in textile dyeing. , lithium sulfur dioxide sulfur dioxide, chemical compound, SO2, a colorless gas with a pungent, suffocating odor. It is readily soluble in cold water, sparingly soluble in hot water, and soluble in alcohol, acetic acid, and sulfuric acid. , lithium ion, reserve lithium oxyhalide, custom battery assemblies and silver zinc batteries. It also provides other energy products and pyrotechnic devices for the defense industry, as well as advanced battery chargers and other power solutions for business, industrial and recreational applications. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in Joplin, Mo., and is an AS9100 certified supplier. For more information, visit http://www.eaglepicher.com/ .
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