Fidelity Technologies Teams With U.K.s Cubewano For North American Defense Market
Fidelity Technologies Corp., a defense contractor headquartered in Reading, Penn.,and British engine maker Cubewano LTD yesterday said they have agreed to an exclusive licensing agreement covering the North American defense market.
The licensing agreement will enable Fidelity to utilize Cubewano LTD’s proprietary rotary engine technology in the Defense Department market for tactical power generation applications where high power density and multi-fuel capabilities are a priority to the warfighter.
Cubewano’s rotary engines are among the smallest, most powerful and reliable rotary engines available in the world.
Fidelity President David Gulati said, “Our alliance with Cubewano LTD is strategic and aligns perfectly with the mission of our Military and Aerospace Manufacturing Division to expand Fidelity’s market share within the defense industry by providing unique capabilities to manufacture defense products with the smallest footprint available in today’s market. It further demonstrates Fidelity’s commitment to the ever evolving requirements of the warfighter. As increased power demands continue to emerge in the battlefield from individual soldier power requirements to vehicle and unmanned applications, Fidelity will effectively lighten the load as a result of our collaboration with Cubewano.”
Craig Fletcher, founder and CEO of Cubewano, said, “Our engines were originally created and perfected for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which led us to win a contract to supply the U.S. Army’s Class 1 Increment 2 program. We realized that the core technology would suit lightweight power generation applications, especially in the defense sector. A platoon currently carries up to 11 battery types weighing up to 436lbs for a 72 hour mission, as current generators running on heavy fuel are too heavy for one person to carry. This partnership will allow Fidelity to bring a product to market which solves that problem, running on military-standard JP8 fuel. We expect demand to be significant, as this will be a unique proposition which no other manufacturer can offer.”