Air Force Contracts With Biotechnology Company UES Inc.

The United States Air Force Research Lab (ARFL) contracted with Ohio based UES Inc. to provide biotechnology and nanotechnology research in support of materials development. The contract is worth about $44.5 million to the company and will be a major expansion of its work for that service. The ARFL is tasked with managing and funding most of the basic research performed by the service focusing on areas to improve aviation technology.

The contract will be carried out at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio where UES already conducts some work. The focus will be on looking at how biotechnology, nanotechnology and natural processes may be used to strengthen and protect materials. Obviously the Air Force needs to invest in material development as they are looking for lighter, stronger and stealthy ones to build advanced aircraft out of. UES has been growing recently and looking to become a prime contractor for these kind of contracts rather then just being a sub.

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