Four area companies land nearly $1.5B in new defense contracts

Beavercreek, Dayton, Wilmington companies win new Air Force, transportation contracts

The Department of Defense recently announced nearly $1.5 billion in total new contracts for area companies.

Beavercreek’s Azimuth Corp. and UES Inc., of Dayton, have been awarded a shared $40 million contract to work on materials and research for the Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The contract aims for for basic and applied research for AFRL in the core technology areas of functional materials and applications; structural materials and applications, manufacturing and industrial technologies; systems support; and new and emerging technology in materials and manufacturing, the Department of Defense said.

Also announced recently: ABX Air Inc. and Air Transport International Inc., both of Wilmington, are part of a team of companies awarded a U.S. Transportation Command contract in the estimated amount of nearly $1.5 billion for charter airlift services for the Department of Defense.

Work for that contract will be performed globally, the DOD said.

Both ABX Air and Air Transport International are based at the Wilmington Air Park. Both are subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group, Inc., a Wilmington-based provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation.

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