Lincad, a UK supplier of batteries, chargers and power management systems for military applications, has won a multi-million pound contract with Team Leidos to supply a wide range of primary cells and batteries for the UK Ministry of Defence.
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Consisting of mainly lithium as well as some other cell chemistries, most of these products must be suitable for mission-critical environments and therefore have to be approved to UK Defence Standards. Lincad uses its extensive in-house testing facilities to approve product and to demonstrate continued product performance over time. In addition, Lincad will be employing its capacity to package and label supplied product for all modes of transport, including full adherence with the stringent IATA regulations.
The company’s own Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) supports all aspects of product supply. Lincad has been supplying a range of primary cells and batteries to the MOD since 2010 and this present contract is set to run for three years with the possible option of a one-year extension.
Peter Slade, Lincad’s Joint Managing Director, commented, “Not only are we experts in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, we also have extensive experience in the supply of large volumes of smaller cells and batteries from other cell and battery manufacturers. Winner of the Supply Chain award at the Made in SE Awards 2017, we have forged excellent relationships with a number of the world’s leading cell and battery manufacturers to satisfy MOD requirements.”
Team Leidos, led by Leidos Europe Ltd, is helping to implement the MOD’s Logistic Commodities & Services Transformation (LCS[T]) program which is designed to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. Providing essential procurement, distribution and storage services for MOD materiel, Team Leidos is working to transform the supply chain by integrating a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems.