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Battery manufacturer and supplier Lincad is celebrating a twelve-month extension of its battery supply contract with defence and logistics specialists Team Leidos. The contract is to continue supplying a range of primary batteries for distribution to British Armed Forces deployed around the world.

The batteries are mostly lithium chemistry, with many used in mission-critical applications meaning they are required to conform to exacting UK Defence Standards. Lincad has invested further in its battery testing facilities to ensure that product supplied continues to maintain these required standards. Lincad also provides Team Leidos expertise in packing and labelling, ensuring suitable packaging for various transport modes, which includes full adherence with IATA transportation regulations.

The original three-year contract with Team Leidos began in Q1 2018. After demonstrating good performance during the contract, Leidos has agreed to extend the contract until Q4 2021.

Peter Slade, Joint Managing Director at Lincad, said: “We are delighted to continue working with Team Leidos for another 12 months. With the UK military’s involvement in managing the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever that our frontline personnel are fully supported, and Lincad is proud to be part of that supply chain.” 

Peter Slade (Image: Lincad)

Team Leidos was founded to ensure continuous supply of mission-critical equipment and global expertise to the UK defence industry. The organisation is assisting in implementing the Ministry of Defence’s Logistic Commodities and Services (Transformation (LCS[T]) programme, designed to improve the UK’s defence supply chain.

Jack Richardson