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Helicon Chemical Hires David Sammons as New CFO

Industry expert with decades of diverse public and private sector experience joins Helicon as government and commercial ventures continue to grow.  Orlando, FL, Dec 08, 2023 – Helicon Chemical is pleased to announce that David Sammons, an experienced accounting, business management and growth advisor, has been hired as the company’s first Chief Financial Officer.Sammons has […]

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West Virginia Regional Technology Park, Helicon Chemical bring Rocket Fuels to its South Charleston Campus

 South Charleston, W.Va.  – July 10, 2023 – The West Virginia Regional Technology Park (Tech Park) is thrilled to announce that Helicon Chemical, a leading innovator in developing drop-in-ready, upgraded binder for government and commercial propulsion systems, is its newest tenant. The Tech Park and Helicon celebrated today with a ribbon cutting event at the South

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U.S. Navy Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Helicon Chemical

Effort will help enhance Navy’s solid rocket propelled weapons Orlando, FL, Jun. 08, 2023–Helicon Chemical, the small business that is making a big impact in energetics for military and commercial partners, announced today its four-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD).  Under the CRADA, Helicon

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Helicon Chemical Welcomes Adm. Bill Moran to Board of Directors

Retired Admiral to help with integration and growth across commercial & government sectors Orlando, FL, May 25, 2023 – Helicon Chemical is delighted to announce that Adm. Bill Moran USN, (ret), will join the company’s Board of Directors. Moran is a retired four-star officer with over thirty-eight years of service and experience. He began his

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Helicon Chemical Brings on Senior Government Executive and Leading Scientist in Advisor Role

Scott O’Neil brings decades of research, development and acquisition experience to the Florida based propellant company Helicon Chemical is delighted to announce that Mr Scott O’Neil will join the team as its Senior Propellant Advisor. O’Neil is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Small Missile Company, LLC and is the the Executive Director of

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In the Pentagon race for ammo, legacy explosives can be upgraded too

By Craig Hooper / Forbes / March 29, 2023 If there is an industrial sector that is ripe for innovation, America’s long-neglected munitions industrial base is it. Largely ignored since the mid-1950s, the U.S. energetics industry—the foundation of every explosive device in the military—has withered away, suffering from customer disinterest, an ever-growing regulatory load, and

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Fast company: Work accelerates to develop US Navy hypersonics

By Michael Fabey / Janes / Feb 17, 2023 US Navy (USN) Secretary Carlos Del Toro has made it clear that putting hypersonic capabilities onto fleet assets ranks at the top of his immediate to-do list. “I’m going to put as much resources, as much tension, and as much intellectual capacity in my management team

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Rocket’s Red Glare: Modernizing America’s Energetics Enterprise

A REPORT OF THE HAMILTON COMMISSION ON SECURING AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY INDUSTRIAL BASE COCHAIRED BY DR. ARTHUR HERMAN AND DR. NADIA SCHADLOW By Nadia Schawlow, Brady Helwig, Bryan Clark, and Timothy A. Walton / Hudson Institute / Oct 18, 2022 Executive Summary Energetic materials are critical chemicals that release huge amounts of energy in a

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Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast: Building a Better Rocket Propellant with Dr. Wes Naylor

On this episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Daily Podcast, host Vago Muradian interviews Dr. Wes Naylor, retired US Navy captain and CEO of Helicon Chemical, who is developing a drop-in-ready, upgraded propellant binder that will improve the performance of missiles, rockets, aerospace propulsion systems and munitions for government and commercial customers.   Muradian:  Welcome to

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