Centerville company lands $25 million Air Force contract

A Centerville electromagnetics research business just won a $25 million Air Force contract.

Applied Research Associates Inc. — which has offices at 7735 Paragon Road — has been awarded a $24,725,858 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the research and development of algorithms and tools to produce high-quality radio frequency modeling data, a recent Department of Defense announcement said.

Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, here in the Dayton area, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2025, the Pentagon said.

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Fiscal 2020 research development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $100,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The contract came from Air Force Research Laboratory, which is based at Wright-Patterson.

The company began its history as the BerrieHill Research Corp. in 2005.

Two years ago, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Applied Research Associates acquired BerrieHill for the latter company’s capabilities in electromagnetics.

At the time, the local company had 60 employees.

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