Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) has awarded $1 million in grant funding to Arizona State University to work with academic and aerospace and defense industry partners through an Aerospace and Defense Research Collaboratory. The grant will help the consortium develop and strengthen technologies used in aerospace and military applications. ASU was selected by peer review through a competitive grant process.

The aerospace and defense industry has a strong presence in Arizona, contributing more than $18 billion to the state's economy each year, according to Science Foundation Arizona. "Global A&D competition is fierce and requires states to commit to strategies to continually invest in improving existing aerospace and defense technologies, as well as cultivate new and emerging ones," the group stated

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