Direct Kinetic Solutions Secures TACFI Funding for Radioisotopic Power Technology

Direct Kinetic Solutions (DKS), a pioneering company in the field of radioisotopic power sources, has been selected by AFWERX for a Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) contract worth $1.9 million. The funding will be directed towards the development of radioisotopic power technology, a cutting-edge solution that addresses the pressing challenges faced by the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

DKS secured private funding of at least $1.9 million to activate the TACFI contract. The effort will focus on enhancing the capability to manufacture these devices at scale, obtaining necessary certifications for distribution, and continuing to innovate by utilizing a portfolio of isotopes and technologies. ‘We are thrilled to collaborate with AFWERX in the search for innovative alternatives that can enable the Air Force to perform longer seamless missions. It is our honor to work towards the shared goal of improving operational efficiency and pushing innovation forward,’ said Ekhi Municategui, Co-founder & CEO of DKS.

The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process, accelerating the journey from proposal to award for small businesses like DKS. By expanding opportunities and eliminating bureaucratic overhead, the DAF aims to foster innovation and strengthen national defense capabilities. provides more information about AFWERX’s mission.

Direct Kinetic Solutions envisions becoming the power solution for future generations. The company develops, manufactures, and sells Radioisotopic Power Sources, which harness the high energy density of isotopes to generate continuous and steady power. These devices can directly power equipment, charge batteries, or complement other power sources like solar, offering a reliable and mobile alternative to traditional power plants.

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