The University of Dayton is part of a new 20-year, $300M Air Force contract

University of Dayton Research Institute headquarters on South Patterson Boulevard.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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University of Dayton Research Institute headquarters on South Patterson Boulevard. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The University of Dayton Research Institute will have a share in a significant new Air Force contract to work on aircraft landing gear.

UDRI will join Engineering and Software System Solutions, of Clearfield, Utah, and Southwest Research Institute, of San Antonio, Texas, in sharing a combined ceiling $300 million multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for what the Department of Defense called the “comprehensive landing gear integrity program.”

A UDRI researcher inspects the landing gear of a C-130 cargo plane during work for a commercial sponsor in 2016. UDRI  photo
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A UDRI researcher inspects the landing gear of a C-130 cargo plane during work for a commercial sponsor in 2016. UDRI photo

Work will be performed in Utah, Texas and Dayton. The research and work are expected to be completed by May 2041, two decades from now.

These awards are the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received, the DoD said.

Consolidated sustainment activity group working capital funds in the amount of $3,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

The contract came from the Air Force Sustainment Center, based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.