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Digital Power to supply battery units

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Digital Power Corp. of California has won a contract to supply specialized battery charging equipment and batteries for a new submarine program in India.

The award, given to its Digital Power Limited subsidiary, is valued at $850,000 and runs through 2016, the company said.

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The Digital Power battery charging systems have been designed into Scorpene class submarines by the major French shipbuilder DCN and the shipbuilder Navantia in Spain.

Scorpene is a class of diesel-electric attack submarines developed jointly by DCN and Navantia. Scorpene class submarines patrol at depths of up to 1,150 feet and are said to be virtually undetectable.

A modular design provides for tailoring a submarine to the specific requirements of a customer and allows inclusion of current technological innovations to maintain operational superiority.

The Scorpene design has been sold to a number of navies throughout the world.

"This major new contract through our wholly owned subsidiary DPL is a follow-on to previous orders in support of Scorpene," said Amos Kohn, president and chief executive officer of Digital Power. "It demonstrates Digital Power's advanced technical capabilities and reflects our customers' confidence in our equipment."

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