SelectTech Geospatial’s quad-copters flies at the company’s Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport location. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Centerville-Springfield firm named to massive $1B defense contract

A company with a presence in both Centerville and Springfield has a role in the execution of a $996 million defense contract.

SelectTech Services, of Centerville, will join other firms from across the nation in a newly awarded Air Force contract. The work is in support of various aircraft modifications to Air Force fixed wing and rotary aircraft platforms, a contract announcement said.

SelectTech also has a presence at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

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The work will be performed in locations according to the individual order and is expected to be completed by April 16, 2028, the Air Force said.

Among the companies named is Huntsville, Ala.-based Radiance Technologies, which has offices in Beavercreek. Other participating companies include DM Aero LLC, of Byron, Ga.; KIHOMAC Inc., of Reston, Va.; iAccess Technologies Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif. and several others.

This award is the result of a competitive small business set-aside and 17 offers were received in all, the Department of Defense said.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

Another local company recently won another new defense contract. Defense Engineering Corp., of Beavercreek, has been awarded a $38.9 million contract for research and development for the Laser Radar (LADAR) Innovative Development and Research (LIDR).

The contract provides research and development to conduct research and development into electro-optical components and technology. Work will be performed in Dayton and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, 2026.

The Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity for that latter contract. 

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