EnerSys wins contract to produce batteries for US Army

Battery manufacturer EnerSys has received a multi-year contract award from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries using its proprietary thin plate pure lead technology.

The award, which has an estimated value of $38.5m (£24m) in the first year, is for EnerSys’ Hawker Armasafe Plus batteries for use by the US Army and Marine Corps and for EnerSys’ Hawker F-16 batteries for use by the US Navy and Air Force.