H3X Wins AFWERX Phase II Contract for HPDM-250

DENVER, July 5, 2022 — H3X has been awarded a $1,250,000 Direct-to-Phase II SBIR contract with the US Air Force / AFWERX. The work plan consists of validation and characterization of HPDM-250 performance and environmental testing according to the DO-160G spec.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the Air Force to characterize and harden our HPDM-250 integrated motor drive for commercial aviation and military applications.” said Jason Sylvestre, Co-founder and CEO of H3X. “AFWERX and Agility Prime have put forth a tremendous effort to accelerate Advanced Air Mobility technologies. Our mission with this contract is to provide aircraft manufacturers with electric propulsion systems unparalleled in performance so they can make compelling aircraft with real utility.”

AFWERX is the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force with a focus on leveraging commercial technology to deliver better capability for our military. They encourage and facilitate connections across industry, academia, and military to create transformative opportunities and foster a culture of innovation within the defense industrial complex.

H3X is a venture-capital backed startup company based in Denver, Colorado. Their core mission is to develop the most advanced electric aircraft propulsion systems in the world to enable sustainable aviation.



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H3X Technologies

H3X Technologies


The startup building the next generation of electric aircraft propulsion systems.