GE Aviation plans partnership with Dayton research lab for $45M aircraft technology project

Story excerpt provided by Dayton Business Journal.

Written by John Bush.

GE Aviation Systems and the Air Force Research Laboratory are seeking funding for a $45 million project to equip fighter aircrafts with new technology.

The project, known as the Robust Electrical Power System for Emerging/Advanced Military Air, would equip fighter-class aircraft with laser weapons and other high-power technologies.

The initiative presents a significant opportunity for the AFRL, which is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, as well as GE Aviation, which has several facilities in the region.

GE Aviation, a subsidiary of the General Electric Company, expects the project will create 26 to 50 new jobs over the next two years, along with one to 10 positions being retained. Over the next 10 years, the number of sustained and permanent jobs related to the project may climb into the hundreds.

Click here to read the complete article. Originally published November 27, 2017.

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