by Sandra Erwin—
Col. Eric Felt stated this agreement enables AFRL to carry out research study ‘without the administration and hold-up of granting numerous smaller sized private agreements’
WASHINGTON– The Air Force Research Laboratory revealed Nov. 15 it has actually granted its largest-ever agreement for area innovation advancement to Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory.
Space Dynamics, based in North Logan, Utah, got a $1 billion five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity agreement for “area and nuclear innovative models, experiments and innovation,” according to a press release.
The sole-source award, revealed by the Defense Department on Nov. 10, was not contended. Area Dynamics is among 14 not-for-profit DoD-affiliated University Affiliated Research Centers. UARCs are thought about “relied on representatives of the federal government.”
” This agreement strengthens the long-lasting tactical collaboration in between AFRL and USU SDL,” stated Col. Eric Felt, director of the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate. “The collaboration will speed up important area science and innovation jobs, particularly when we require to rapidly react to immediate and unanticipated requirements.”
Felt stated this agreement enables AFRL to “carry out clinical examinations and innovation, research study and advancement in the UARC’s core proficiency locations without the administration and hold-up of granting numerous smaller sized private agreements.”
Areas covered under the agreement consist of area sensing units, area cybersecurity, nuclear science and innovation for deterrence, advanced satellite navigation and Global Positioning Systems innovation, accuracy quantum and photonic sensing units, area ecological research study, little satellites and radio-frequency noticing.
Jed Hancock, president of Space Dynamics, stated the laboratory is “honored to be a relied on partner of Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Space Force to establish innovations for brand-new objectives and keep core abilities for nationwide defense.”