Kennon’s Research & Development efforts focus on protective and life saving solutions.  While we work  primarily for DoD customers, we also work largely within the aerospace and healthcare industries.  We are particularly effective in the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program, which provides distinct advantages for us as a developer and for the sponsoring agencies and associated program offices.

Kennon’s R&D strengths lie in materials and material systems, our broad network of collaborators and innovative designs.  Our R&D Engineers design and innovate with an eye towards simplicity, manufacturability and reduced life cycle costs.  In the SBIR realm, Kennon has an impressively high percentage of projects that proceed to Phase III, a principle goal of the SBIR program.  This success is a direct reflection on our commitment to the design and manufacturing of high quality, high value protective systems.