SOURCE: Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.

Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.

June 19, 2012 09:30 ET

Cyclone Power Technologies Approved as Prime Contractor Under U.S. Army Development Program

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: CYPW) (PINKSHEETS: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that the U.S. Department of Defense has officially approved Cyclone as the prime contractor under its engine development program with the U.S. Army / Tank Command (TACOM). Cyclone acquired this contract from Advent Power Systems in February 2012, subject to the now completed contract "novation."

The Army / TACOM program is valued at approximately $1.4 million, which is scheduled to be paid to Cyclone over the following 12 months as the Company reaches certain development milestones. The program objective is to develop a Phase I prototype 10kW auxiliary power unit, suitable for use in multiple lines of combat vehicles including the M1 Abrams tank, the IAV Stryker and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Should this Phase I program advance to Phase II next year, it could be worth several million dollars in additional revenue to Cyclone and provide further development support towards the ultimate commercialization of these highly compact, efficient and multi-fuel capable power generators.

Christopher Nelson, President of Cyclone, commented: "After months of government review and vetting, we're pleased to have been approved as the prime contractor for TACOM, and excited to continue ahead with this very important program. Taking control over this project was crucial to reducing administrative inefficiencies and maximizing development revenue, and we believe will place us in a stronger position to build our team and secure future military opportunities going forward. We are eager to demonstrate to our customer, the U.S. Army, how Cyclone Engine technology can help reduce the waste of military resources and save lives on the battlefield."

"On behalf of our team, we would also like to thank Congressman Allen West (FL-22) for helping us cut through the bureaucratic red tape during this contracting process, and for his strong support of small businesses like us," added Mr. Nelson.

About Cyclone Power Technologies
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine -- an all-fuel, clean-tech engine with the power and versatility to run everything from waste energy electric generators and solar thermal systems to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is an eco-friendly external combustion engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel -- including bio-diesels, syngas or solar -- while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. The Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with two Society of Automotive Engineers' AEI Tech Awards. Additionally, Cyclone was named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit www.cyclonepower.com.

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