Acoustic Location at 30+ Kilometres
British bespoke battery designer and manufacturer Lincad announced on 29 May that it has won an important new contract from Sojitz Aerospace Corporation in Japan.
Under the terms of the contract, Lincad will be supplying batteries for the Hostile Artillery Locator (HALO) system used by the Japanese Ministry of Defence. HALO employs passive acoustic location techniques to detect the source of artillery fire at ranges of up to 30km and is virtually immune to countermeasures. It can provide almost instant data on hostile firing positions.
The HALO battery is a 24V, 80Ah battery, based on Lincad’s LIPS 6, and is engineered to the highest mechanical and environmental specifications, to provide a robust and reliable power source.
“Lincad has a long and successful record of providing specialist batteries for military applications. We’re delighted to receive further orders from Sojitz in Japan, demonstrating the quality and value that we can offer to international customers,” commented the company’s Joint Managing Director, Peter Slade.