Local Technology Company Awarded $1 Million Department of Defense Grant

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A College Station based technology company has been awarded a $1.7 million Department of Defense grant.

District 17's Congressman Chet Edwards announced two new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts Monday, during a visit to Lynntech totaling $1.7 million. The money will go towards the development of fuel cell power systems for ground vehicles used at Air Force bases and for unmanned aerial vehicles.

The first contract is for the further development of a fuel cell power source for an Air Force MB-4 tow tractor. The second contract involves incorporating a fuel cell power system into an unmanned aerial vehicle for battlefield surveillance and for homeland security applications.

Lynntech is nationally recognized for its record of successfully completed technology development-related contracts and grants.