BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US $31.4 billion) in 2007.

"Also, on the military front, just this week BAE Systems gave us authorization to proceed on what we call phase 1A of a technology development program investigating the use of our battery technology with the UK Navy.  This part of the program is for $406 K dollars.  We anticipate that phase 1B will follow later in the fourth quarter. "  - Terry Copeland, Q3 2008 Conference Call opening remarks.

Vengence

"We are in advanced negotiations with BAE Systems Marine Limited and the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) to develop a battery system for use in the British submarine fleet.  We plan to perform the necessary design and testing work by end of Q1 2009.  It is anticipated that the successful completion of this initial work will lead to subsequent production orders from the MoD."  - 11/7/2008 10-Q Quarterly Report

The present complement of submarines within the RN is; 4 in number SSBNs, based at Faslane on the West coast of Scotland, approx. 25 miles from Glasgow, and 11 SSNs split between Faslane and Devonport in Plymouth.

"The Astute Class submarine, designed and built by BAE Systems, is a next generation nuclear powered submarine..."  BAE Systems is currently under contract to build three Astute Class submarines

From Wikipedia: "The Royal Navy is the second-largest navy of the NATO alliance, in terms of the combined displacement of its fleet, after the United States Navy.[1] There are currently 90 commissioned ships in the Royal Navy, including aircraft carriers, a helicopter carrier, landing platform docks, ballistic missile submarines, nuclear fleet submarines, guided missile destroyers, frigates, mine counter-measures and patrol vessels. There are also the support of 16 vessels of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. The Royal Navy's ability to project power globally is considered second only to the U.S. Navy.[2][3] The Royal Navy also has the second largest carrier fleet in the world, with two carriers of the Invincible class in service (HMS Ark Royal and HMS Illustrious), another of the same class in reserve (HMS Invincible) and two of the supercarrier Queen Elizabeth class planned to replace the current fleet of aircraft carriers."

BAE is a systems integrator that provides the backbone to the UK’s Royal Navy fleet (includes Type 45 Anti-Air War Destroyer and Astute Class Nuclear Attack Submarine)  

                   - from Annual General Meeting Presentation June 4, 2009

"June 2008, we received an order from BAE Systems for $349,000 to develop 32 batteries in support of the US Army’s artillery upgrade program.  We plan to deliver the batteries in Q4 2008.  Revenue will be recognized upon acceptance by BAE Systems."  - 11/7/2008 10-Q Quarterly Report

BMT Defence Services is "Europe's leading independent centre of excellence in naval design and engineering". It designs new, and supports existing, warships, submarines and auxiliary vessels.  BMT customers include the Defense Material Organization (DMO) of Australia's Department of Defense, New Zealand's Ministry of Defense, and the European Defense Agency (EDA).  The Canadian and Chilean defense agencies have also been critical partners.

"Lithium titanate batteries from Altairnano of the USA [Ref. 20] offer a design which has few of the safety risks with a capacity for rapid charging and discharging with little loss of capacity across a range of temperatures." - from Submarine Power and Propulsion, a BMT paper.

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