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Arotech Receives Battery Development Contract From Leading UAV Supplier

The Pegasus UAV
by Staff Writers
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Apr 20, 2006
Arotech has announced that its Electric Fuel subsidiary has been awarded a development contract to develop a high energy density rechargeable Lithium Battery and Smart Charger from a world leading supplier of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs).

The batteries and chargers will be used to power the company's man-packed, hand-launched UAV, used for close range, over-the-hill reconnaissance missions.

"The new contract further validates our leadership in cutting edge power source solutions and demonstrates the flexibility of our power sources product portfolio to meet the demands of a multitude of important advanced applications," said Robert S. Ehrlich, Chairman and CEO, Arotech Corporation.

To date, Arotech has received several development contracts for powering UAVs, which includes both primary and rechargeable batteries and chargers.

Arotech's Battery and Power Systems Division is a leading provider of zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers for defense and security products and other military applications. Arotech develops and produces high power zinc-air batteries and is believed to be the sole supplier of this technology to the US military.

In addition, Arotech develops high-end primary and secondary batteries and associated chargers and has vast experience in working with government agencies, the military and large corporations. The division also pioneers advancements in zinc-air technology for electric vehicles.

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Northrop Grumman Opens Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Production Center In Mississippi
Moss Point MS (SPX) Apr 20, 2006
Northrop Grumman Corporation has opened its Unmanned Systems Center production facility in Moss Point, Miss., where the MQ-8B Fire Scout, and portions of the RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be produced.







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