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EADS And ASB To Create Of US Thermal Battery Company For The Military

File photo: Saft Battery.
by Staff Writers
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2006
EADS and Saft America have combined their expertise in the field of thermal batteries via ASB to form the new subsidiary Advanced Thermal Batteries Inc. Located in Cockeysville, Maryland.

With more than 50 years of experience supplying thermal batteries for missiles, launchers, aircraft, torpedoes and submarines, ASB, Saft America and EADS Inc. are merging their know-how and assets to offer both development and production capacities in the United States.

Advanced Thermal Batteries Inc. supplies customized thermal batteries for missiles and smart weaponry. Thermal batteries are inert batteries designed for absolute reliability and shelf storage of at least 15 years.

Advanced Thermal Batteries Inc. the new subsidiary will provide to its American customers all the technologies that have been proven by its parent companies. Following the same objectives of performance and quality which are the building blocks of ASB's reputation, the new subsidiary, which already has sales in the American market, is planning to become a reference and a leader in the thermal battery field in United States.

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