POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2013) - Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has successfully completed the third of five major milestones under its engine development contract with the U.S. Army / Tank Command (TACOM). With this accomplishment, Cyclone has submitted and TACOM has approved for payment an invoice for approximately $250,000.
The Army / TACOM contract is valued at approximately $1.4 million, of which $750,000 has been received to date by Cyclone. The program objective is to develop a Phase I prototype of a highly compact, lightweight 10kW power generator, driven by Cyclone's power-dense, external combustion engine. The final product is expected to be compatible for use with multiple lines of combat vehicles either as a built-in auxiliary or dismountable and portable power unit. Cyclone anticipates completing this Phase I contract by July 2013, which may be followed by Phase II follow-on development and funding later this year.
Jim Landon, Cyclone's CEO, commented: "I'm proud of our team for meeting this key milestone. This project stage involved initial testing of our S-2 engine, commencement of the generator system assembly, and an on-site facility inspection. We are on track to complete this contract on time and within budget."
"Cyclone's technology can provide our military with portable power that reduces operational costs, diversifies fuel requirements and enhances mission capabilities in remote and hostile locations. We strongly believe that this is the type of program which will continue to attract support and funding from defense, homeland security, border patrol, emergency response and other major sectors of our government in the future," Mr. Landon added.
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 CTO 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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