The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has selected Kaney, Inc. for a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to address obsolescence challenges with an aircraft electric power system component whose origins date back to the 1960s. Sourcing of newly manufactured replacement and spare parts is increasingly difficult as time passes after original production, particularly when required part volumes are low. Under the SBIR, Kaney will conduct reverse engineering of a current transformer’s key characteristics, develop detailed drawings, and develop manufacturing plans for future production of the part.
In the past year, Kaney has been selected for SBIR / STTR awards by the Air Force, Army, Navy and now the DLA. Under this latest SBIR award, Kaney will utilize state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and engineering tools applied to the sustaining support of legacy air platforms. Kaney’s vertically integrated manufacturing, engineering and business support is key to rapidly fielding new capabilities. “By having Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Contracts and Management all under one roof we are able to go from a finalized drawing to actual hardware within days. We look forward to applying our team to the issues faced by the DLA under this SBIR award.” said Adam White, VP of Technology for Kaney, Inc.
As an Air Force Veteran who regularly flies both F-5 and MiG-17 aircraft in his spare time, Kaney CEO Jeffrey J. Kaney Sr. is fully aware of the challenges associated with keeping aircraft such as the B-52, KC-135, U-2 and B-1B flightworthy, “With this SBIR, we can leverage our world-class capabilities to help keep these versatile and venerable platforms flying for decades to come.”