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The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, subsonic drone, conducts a 2019 flight.
The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, subsonic drone, conducts a 2019 flight. (Holly Jordan/Air Force Research Laboratory)

DAYTON, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and several area companies have notched big defense and federal contracts.

UDRI received an Air Force contract award for $8,059,187 for work on technologies for attritable (low-cost and reusable) and rapidly deployable vehicles.

In Dayton, Astro Industries Inc. received a federal contract award for $250,000 from the Defense Logistics Agency in Columbus for electric wire and power and distribution equipment.

Vandalia company Integrated Procurement Technologies received two contracts, one for $111,450 from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for ship and marine equipment. And another, for $42,168 from the same agency, for engines, turbines and parts.

And a Springfield company, Maintenance Stars, received a $442,766 contract from the U.S. Army in Louisville, Ky., for landscaping and grounds-keeping.

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