U.S. Army awards Cyclone Power Technologies $1.4 million contract

  • 09-Aug-2011 09:34 EDT

Cyclone Power Technologies, developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, and its licensee, Advent Power Systems Inc. have been awarded a $1.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command to develop a compact 10-kW auxiliary power unit (APU) to increase operating efficiencies and decrease fuel usage of various ground combat vehicles. The all-fuel capable 10-kW APU/genset, to be built on Cyclone's Rankin cycle engine technology, will be designed to eliminate the need for the main drive engines to provide auxiliary power in combat vehicles. The technology is expected to be used in the Abrams M1 Main Battle Tank, the Stryker Armored Vehicle, and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, as well as in future vehicle platforms. The first prototype engine systems are scheduled to be completed in 12 months.

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