$10M sought for U.S. Air Force thermal protection systems

The U.S. Air Force is developing high speed vehicles and those vehicles need advanced heat protection.

University of Dayton Research Institute is seeking $10 million for the total $20 million thermal protection systems development project, and is among dozens of local requesters that want the Dayton Development Coalition to lobby for federal funds for their projects.

The Priority Development and Advocacy Committee released the list of applying projects Tuesday that it will sort through to make a prioritized list of what to ask for in D.C.

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UDRI is asking for $10 million toward a total $20 million project that will use new materials to develop, test and validate thermal protection systems for Air Force vehicles.

UD’s research arm states in the proposal that the project would directly create about one to 10 jobs in the next two years if fully funded, with an average salary of $100,000.

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