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Helicon Chemical Company selected for Air Force TACFI contract to provide performance enhancements to solid rocket motors. 

Orlando, FL – Helicon Chemical Company announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) contract in the amount of $1.9 million focused on enhanced-performance solid rocket propellants to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered […]

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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 Successfully Closes Initial Round of Funding 

Helicon Chemical Successfully Closes Initial Round of Funding ORLANDO – Helicon Chemical announced today that it closed the lead $2M of its Series A funding round with lead investor, Harlow Capital Management. “Helicon’s technology has the potential to quickly change the entire market leading to big advancements in defense and commercial space industries,” said Colby

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Helicon Chemical awarded Weapons Pitch Day contract to help Air Force increase missile performance and stand-off capability

Helicon Chemical awarded Weapons Pitch Day contract to help Air Force increase missile performance and stand-off capability ORLANDO – Helicon Chemical was awarded a Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract at the recent U.S. Air Force Armament Directorate’s Pitch Day held July 20-21 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The

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Helicon Announces Wes Naylor as CEO 

Helicon Announces Wes Naylor as CEO Retired Navy Captain; Dual Use Technology Leader Selected to Lead Innovative Chemical Company ORLANDO – Helicon Chemical announced today the hiring of Dr. Wes Naylor, CAPT, USN (retired), as Chief Executive Officer, taking over the duties and responsibilities from founder and current CEO Dr. David Reid. Naylor brings decades

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HELICON CHEMICAL COMPANY PRESENTS AT NAVY FORUM FOR SBIR/STTR TRANSITION EVENT

HELICON CHEMICAL COMPANY PRESENTS AT NAVY FORUM FOR SBIR/STTR TRANSITION EVENT On 28 April, Helicon will participate in The Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST) event, the NAVWAR FST Day. Navy FST events are a part of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP), whose mission is to provide commercialization, technology transition, and professional business assistance

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Air Force Awards Helicon Phase I SBIR Contract to Demonstrate Feasibility of Novel Materials for Advanced Solid Propellants

Air Force Awards Helicon Phase I SBIR Contract to Demonstrate Feasibility of Novel Materials for Advanced Solid Propellants Orlando, FL, December 2020 Helicon Chemical Company has received an SBIR Phase I contract from the Air Force to demonstrate reactive composite materials that will provide breakthrough change in the performance of solid propellants for Air Force

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