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UDRI lands $72 million Air Force contract

The University of Dayton Research Institute has landed a $72 million, six-year contract that provides research and engineering support to the Air Force Research Laboratory.

The work, part of AFRL’s Quick Reaction Evaluation of Materials and Processes program, includes testing of environmentally friendly technologies, determining the cause of component failures , evaluating materials and protective coatings on advanced aerospace systems, among other things.

“This really means we respond quickly to requests for failure analysis investigations and materials evaluations to support the Air Force needs, be it on a base, in the field, or wherever we are needed.” UDRI spokeswoman Pamela Greg said in an email.

The initial award for $11.7 million will focus on research, evaluation, and testing of corrosion control and prevention, UDRI said. The contract supports about 30 jobs at UDRI, Gregg said.

The work will be conducted at Wright-Patterson and UDRI.

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