Air Force to Explore Air-Launch Operations for UAVs
University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $14,999,880 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the air-launched off-board operations program, which involves small unmanned air systems development including pre-launch and post-launch command and control, system integration, capability development, and flight testing. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with an expected completion date of March 1, 2023. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $290,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-18-C-2808).