AFRL awards $1B contract to Utah State University for space and nuclear prototype work

By Courtney Albon / November 11, 2021 at 11:01 AM

The Air Force Research Laboratory on Wednesday awarded Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory a contract worth up to $1 billion to provide research and development support for a range of space and nuclear advanced prototype efforts.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite-quantity Space & Nuclear Advanced Prototypes, Experiments & Technology (SNAPET) contract funds work to advance sensor and system development, modeling and simulation, experimentation, data analysis and sensor and system validation.

The sole-source arrangement runs through November 2026, and the contract announcement notes “there is congressional interest pertaining to this acquisition.” Work will be conducted in North Logan, UT and Albuquerque, NM, which is home to AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate.