Press Release – 2nd February 2015
Lincad, a leader in the design and manufacture of specialist batteries, chargers and power management systems, is delighted to announce that it has been accepted onto Dstl’s R-Cloud framework for both Integrated Survivability and Platform Systems.
A UK Government executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, Dstl ensures that the defence and security of the country are supported by innovative science and technology, and works with industry, academia and other research organisations to bring such innovation to the market place. R-Cloud is Dstl’s framework for scientific and technical research suppliers and Integrated Survivability and Platform Systems are the fourth and fifth capability areas to be added to the contracting framework.
Acceptance onto the R-Cloud framework is dependent on suppliers demonstrating expertise in the relevant capability areas.
Brian Soden, Lincad’s Managing Director, commented: “Joining Dstl’s R-Cloud represents an excellent opportunity for us. We are already a long-established MOD supplier but being a part of the R-Cloud framework will give us access to all of Dstl’s latest research requirements in the fields of Integrated Survivability and Platform Systems”.
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- Lincad is a privately owned UK company with over 28 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of specialist batteries, chargers and intelligent power management systems.
- The core business of Lincad is the supply of batteries, chargers and intelligent power management systems for military applications. Its main customers are the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), UK Defence Primes and Strategic Military and Defence Partners. More recently, Lincad has been involved in developing new battery, charger and power management technologies for specialist applications across a range of different sectors.
- Lincad is an ISO 9001 accredited company with expertise in battery chemistry and systems engineering and operates out of two sites in Surrey in the South East of England where the design and manufacture of all its products takes place.
- Based at Porton Down in Wiltshire, Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) ensures that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK.
- Dstl supplies specialist services to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider government. 60% of the MOD’s science and technology programme (total funding: £410 million) is supplied by external partners in industry and academia worldwide.
- As a trading fund of MOD, Dstl is run along commercial lines. Its Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is the point of contact for suppliers with innovative ideas to bid for proof-of-concept research funding.