Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Sheridan Company Working on Crash Protection For Military Vehicles

U.S. Soldiers Provide Security Around Kandahar Airfield
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Kennon Products Inc, out of Sheridan, Wyoming, has received funding to help them research and develop a system that would reduce injuries of military members involved in underbody, blast, rollover and crash events. The Wyoming Business Council said Kennon is working to develop an impact-absorbing material system that could be installed in the interiors and headlining areas of combat tactical vehicles.

Kennon received a Phase O Wyoming Small Business Innovative Research\Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR\STTR ) Initiative award to pursue a Department of Defense (DOD) Army award. The funding will allow Kennon engineers to work with the University of Wyoming Mechanical Engineering faculty to develop and test the proposed advanced material system. It will also allow engineers to develop computer models that will provide protective design tools for other military applications that suffer from impact related damage.

Mark Weitz, Vice President of Research and Development at Kennon, said the company has developed technologies under previous SBIR projects for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) that will readily be adaptable to the new application.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.