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The Diehl & Eagle-Picher joint venture, founded in 1971, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diehl Defence by taking over all company shares retroactively as of 1 January 2021. Since 16 November, the company has been operating under the name Diehl Energy Products GmbH (DEP), as Diehl Defence has now announced.

Diehl describes DEP as a leading manufacturer of special batteries. The product portfolio includes the product line of thermal batteries, which are mainly used in missiles and torpedo defence systems. The product line of activatable lithium thionyl chloride reserve batteries is also used in the defence sector, here for use in proximity, time and multi-function fuses for mortar, artillery and naval gun ammunition. In the product area of battery packs, customer-specific batteries in lithium, nickel-metal hydride and nickel-cadmium technology are developed and produced both for defence customers and increasingly for industrial customers.

For Diehl Defence’s product portfolio, DEP’s components are of significant importance due to the special requirements of military applications, Diehl writes.