Powering Leonardo’s LINAPS BMS
Lincad, a UK-based leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems, is taking further orders from Leonardo for its battery power management systems (BPMS) to power its Laser Inertial Artillery Pointing System (LINAPS).
Lincad’s BPMS is a ruggedised UPS system that provides a regulated 24V DC power supply to a host system. It is engineered to the highest mechanical and environmental specifications and provides a robust and reliable power source for mobile and stationary placement systems. Leonardo’s LINAPS is a self-contained gun mounted navigation, pointing and weapon management system for all artillery and mortar platforms. It is currently in service in the UK, Canada, UAE, Oman, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand.
As a result of this contract, Lincad will be playing a role in the supply chain for the M777 series howitzers ordered by the Indian Army. Manufactured by BAE Systems, the Indian M777 will be fitted with LINAPS.
“We have a long and successful record of developing advanced power management solutions for the military,” Peter Slade, Lincad’s Joint Managing Director, commented. “We have worked closely with Leonardo over a number of years and are delighted to continue that relationship with further orders for our BPMS. It also provides evidence that SMEs, like Lincad, can demonstrate world-class, industry-leading excellence.”
Lincad is exhibiting its latest batteries, chargers and power management systems at DSEI on stand S4-430.