The state will fund $10 million over the next two years to strengthen Ohio’s military bases and boost the aerospace industry in the Dayton-Springfield region.
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What the $10M grant will go toward
* Identify strengths and weaknesses at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Springfield Air National Guard Base and other Ohio bases to help prevent future federal defense budget cuts;
* Support an unmanned aerial vehicle research center in Springfield;
* $3 million for Wright State University’s Applied Research Corporation’s work in conjunction with the Air Force Research Laboratory;
* Turn research into jobs.
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