UD research group lands part of $96M Air Force contract

View of the University of Dayton building at the campus off South Patterson Boulevard. CONTRIBUTED

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View of the University of Dayton building at the campus off South Patterson Boulevard. CONTRIBUTED

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and a California company are getting a large contract with the Air Force to work on landing systems.

UDRI, with a San Diego company, Engineering and Software System Solutions Inc., have been awarded a $96 million firm-fixed and cost-plus indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for landing systems engineering services.

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IDIQ contracts are often prized because the government can lock in prices for a period of time, and contractors retain employment for that period of time.

The contracts provide engineering services to ensure mission safety, improve system life cycle cost, improve operational capability and performance, improve sustainment including maintainability and more, the Department of Defense said in an announcement late Monday.

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Work will be performed in Clearfield, Utah, and is expected to be completed by July 22, 2029, the DoD said.

Air Force Material Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity, the DoD said. AFMC is based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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