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WHAT VELONTRA DOES

  • Research and develop air-breathing hypersonic vehicle technology with defense and commercial applications
  • Prototype fully integrated systems utilizing Velontra’s enabling technologies
  • Testing and validation of full-scale prototypes

WHY VELONTRA?

We are a small, tenacious, and agile business capable of producing technology much faster and more cost effectively than traditional large defense primes.

OUR NICHE

  • Hypersonic Weapons Technology
  • Accelerating Development and Reducing the Cost of the Propulsion Design Cycle
  • Attritable Aerospace Solutions

CORE VALUES

  • Innovative Problem Solving
  • Mission Accomplishment
  • Transforming the Defense of Freedom
  • Total Accountability

METHODOLOGY

Velontra uses the F.A.S.T. methodology to accelerate the design cycle, thereby fostering innovation and reducing costs

FAST

We design fast, build fast and make things move fast. Period.

ATTRITABLE

Our UAV’s are designed to be attritable. That’s why our cost efficiency is so critically important.

SCALABLE

We create designs that can be modified to multiple scales of size and speed.

TANGIBLE

We learn by doing.  Hold it, test it, break it.  Fail Fast and Fail Forward.  This hardware rich approach enables us to reduce risk and mature the technology faster.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

President

Craig B. Whelden

  • Major General, U.S. Army (ret)
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) USMC (ret)
  • Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame
  • Four time award winning, #1 international best selling author
  • Global Fortune 500 speaker

CEO

Rob Keane

  • Ten years Force Recon Marine
  • CDR, 3rd Force Dive Locker
  • MSAE Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • GE Aviation Exhaust System Design
  • BAE Principal Engineer on railgun launchers for hypersonic projectiles

CTO

Joel Darin

  • First employee at Hermeus Corp; created Turbine based Combine Cycle Ramburner
  • Worked in afterburner design at GE Aviation
  • MSAE GA Institute of Technology

CLO

Mark Longenecker

  • Harvard Law School Business and Corporate Lawyer
  • 30+ years in a variety of industries including Merger and Acquisition efforts for multiple Cincinnati businesses
  • Start up expertise

CONTACT

info@velontra.com

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