Army awards battery contract to T/J Technologies

Nov. 9, 2005 – The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command in Warren, Mich., announced it has awarded to T/J Technologies of Ann Arbor, Mich., a 30-month, $5.1 million Tank-Automotive Research Development Engineering Center program requirement. Under this award, T/J Technologies will develop and demonstrate large format lithium-ion batteries using T/J proprietary materials for future military hybrid vehicles.

The T/J Technologies team consists of Lithium Technologies Corporation of Plymouth Meeting, Penn.; Saturn Electronics & Engineering Inc. of Auburn Hills, Mich.; Powdermet Inc. of Euclid, Ohio; and Science Applications International Corp. of Emeryville, Calif.

During a development and demonstration project performed under a separate TACOM contract managed by SAIC, test cells built using the T/J proprietary materials were shown to have superior discharge and charge performance over state-of-the-art hybrid vehicle batteries, the company said.


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