A Beavercreek defense firm has landed a $21.9 million contract in materials research for the Air Force, according to the Department of Defense.
UES Inc., will develop tools to use to micro-analyze aerospace materials, the Defense Department reported.
The work will be conducted at a lab — known as the Materials Characterization Facility — inside the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, officials said.
“… The overall goal is to facilitate high-level research over a wide range of material types, while also working to advance existing analytical characterization techniques” to meet Air Force demands, Todd M. Butler, AFRL’s MCF program manager, said in a statement to this newspaper.
The contract expires in April 2023, the Defense Department said.
In May, UES landed a six-year, $47.7 million research deal to protect military warfighters and harden materials against laser attacks. The research will be at a lab at Wright-Patterson.
That research will focus on protecting personnel, electronics and equipment against a laser’s electronic pulse effect and high temperatures, Veeraraghavan Sundar, UES manager of emerging products, has said.