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Defense Department Awards Universities $39.9M in Research Equipment

research and development RDThe Defense Department has picked 149 university researchers to receive $39.9 million combined in research equipment funding.

The Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research and Air Force Office of Scientific Research will grant the awards through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, DoD said Wednesday.

The DoD intends for the program to assist in the purchase of research tools for defense technology development works in universities.

Researchers submitted proposals covering materials and quantum science, computing and networks, electronics and electro optics, neuroscience, fluid dynamics, robotics and autonomous systems, as well as ocean, environmental and biological science and engineering.

The military research offices received 735 proposals worth $278 million in research instruments.

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