UDRI receives $99-million Air Force contract

University of Dayton Research Institute. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)
University of Dayton Research Institute. (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton Research Institute was awarded a $99-million contract to help make the Air Force better.

UDRI will help the Air Force innovate and expand technologies to manage its fleet more efficiently.

It will train personnel to maintain aircraft better and reduce costs at the same time.

The first project will involve a new alert system that will tell maintenance personnel when aircraft maintenance is needed.

“Our job will be to help the Life Cycle Management Center, which manages the sustainment of aircraft from acquisition to boneyard, find and transition technologies that will reduce the cost of keeping aircraft flying, while also reducing the amount of time aircraft are grounded for maintenance,” said Sukh Sidhu, UDRI Energy Technologies and Materials division.

The contract is a 5-year deal. It is UDRI’s largest contract to date.

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