Fidelity Technologies Corp., a Reading defense contractor to the United States military, is now the manufacturer of a portable military fuel generator that is expeditionary and lightweight – the first of what will be a complete line of generators.
The Military and Aerospace Manufacturing division of Fidelity joined with Massachusetts-based Novatio Engineering, a technology development and engineering consulting company, to develop the new line of generators. Other models eventually will be added to the Ex-Gen line.
The Ex-Gen Defender 1.0 combines a commercial generator with patented technology that enables a carbureted engine to run on military grade fuel without the use of a starting agent.
“The Ex-Gen Defender 1.0 was specifically designed, built and tested with the warfighter in mind,” said David Gulati, president of Fidelity. “It’s lightweight and provides hours of continuous, reliable air conditioning power in even the most austere climates.”
The generator weighs less than 33 pounds and automatically maintains optimum internal operating temperatures, producing 900 watts of power within minutes, and has been tested for peak performance in harsh environments.
Fidelity Technologies provides field services, manufacturing and simulation and training programs for the U.S. military, and in May the company became the exclusive provider of maintenance to the Navy’s flagship battleship simulator, Battlestations 21.