TechSolve to Develop Air Force Technology Under New Contract
Bond Hill, Ohio-based TechSolve has reportedly been contracted by the U.S. Air Force to develop technology for improving the manufacturing of composite parts and other equipment for jet engines.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the contract has been awarded through the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton and is worth $4.25 million. The award is designed to increase efficiency and lower costs for the production of the Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and other military equipment.
"If we can get this to work as effectively as we hope, it would save $80 million for the engine" on the next-generation fighter jet, noted Jon Iverson, executive vice president for advanced machining technology at TechSolve.
The process used to improve efficiency - if successful - could reportedly be applied to the production of naval ships, tanks and commercial airplanes in the future, according to the news provider.
The multi-million dollar contract award could spur the creation of new defense and intelligence jobs at TechSolve. These positions would likely require candidates with TS/SCI clearance.