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$49.5M to Bring America’s Minority Colleges Into Military R&D

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Universal Technology Corp. in Dayton, OH received a $49.5 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide for the Minority Leaders Programs over the next four years. The purpose of the program is to focus on involvement of the Historical Black Colleges and Universities/ Minority Institutes in the translation of promising basic research into solutions for broadly defined military needs. The highest potential research will make the transition into the design and development phase with a focus on improving or developing new sensors, materials, and manufacturing process via the AFRL Sensors and Materials Directorate. The Air Force can issue delivery orders totaling up to the maximum amount indicated above, though actual spending may be lower. The locations of performance are Universal Technology in Dayton, OH and Clarkson Aerospace in Houston, TX. This work will be complete by October 2009. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (FA8650-05-D-1912).

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