Kennon Products of Sheridan has received $5,000 from the Wyoming Business Council to help pursue a contract with the Navy to develop a system to protect tactical vehicles during aerial transport. The V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft currently transports Humvees by using a sling under the aircraft exposing the Humvee to damage during takeoff and landing.
Kennon Products Owner and President Ron Kensey explains what the Phase 0 funding will allow for.
Kensey says that goal is to eventually be awarded Phase 1 funding to continue on with the project.
Kensey said that it typically takes about three to four months for the applications to be reviewed, after which successful applicants will be notified regarding the Phase 1 funding award.