NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Medis Technologies Ltd. has signed a deal with Vitrociset to develop its fuel cell technologies for the Italian military market.
U.S. company Medis contracted Vitrociset, an Italian defense contractor, to adapt fuel cell technologies developed by Medis for use in military battery applications.
Officials said development of Medis' portable fuel cell-powered solution is part of an effort to address power requirements of tactical radios, unmanned airborne vehicles and other technologies for the Italian defense market.
"Medis Technologies continues to pursue global opportunities to integrate our advanced fuel cell technology into military applications," Jose Mejia, Medis Technologies chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.
"Joining Vitrociset to collaborate on an energy system for the Italian military is a privilege. Together, we will bring a customized power solution to soldiers, adapting our fuel cell technology to meet their equipment needs and overall weight limitations to optimize mission in field time and solider safety."