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Local defense contractor claims $47M award

Beavercreek-based MacAulay-Brown Inc. has been awarded a $47 million task order by the U.S. Air Force for technical assistance in weapons testing and analysis work.

The four-year prime award continues the work of the firm — sometimes called “MacB” — over the last five years, the company said in a release.

The objective is to improve test and evaluation strategy development and analysis for all Department of Defense weapon systems programs, MacB said in its release. Most of the work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Principal engineers, senior technology specialists, scientists and program managers from MacB’s Advanced Technology Group will work for more than 40 major weapons development efforts, the business said.

“This program focuses on developing and implementing optimal methods to maximize the value of our test and evaluation processes, improving both the value and quality of the test, while maximizing the utilization of available resources,” Cindy Martin, vice president of the Advanced Technology Group’s Systems Development Operations, said in the release.

“AFIT and our team provide design of experiments and other statistical expertise for many weapon systems programs to maximize the utility of test efforts,” she added.

MacB has some 1,500 employees worldwide — including about 450 in the Dayton area.

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