Dayton, Ohio. 45402
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Generally: Our goal is for there to be the maximum possible effect for the least cost. This facility will support physical and administrative infrastructure, has significant military and defense value, enables the Dayton Region Defense Installations to better meet the needs of the Department of the Air Force, the DoD leaders, as well as national defense, and overall will improve the efficiency of the Dayton Region Defense Installation operations. This facility will increase the size and quality of the Dayton region defense and aerospace industrial base in support of the Dayton region defense and aerospace community by enhancing the skilled workforce and educational institutions regionally that supports defense and aerospace activities plus the national defense effort. This facility will result in the creation of 22 new FTE jobs in Dayton Ohio and approximately $125K annually in local travel related expenses. The effort will also establish and grow an enduring domestic, small business workforce that is critically important to the advancement of research into this field, while providing an unparalleled test capability to the warfighter.
-Increased prestige for research and test capability in the Birthplace of Aviation. Direct and affordable access for local industry, academia, and government researchers.
-GHI team growth of 22 facility operators and researchers.
-Estimated 100-200 research engineers and technicians will travel to Dayton, Ohio annually to leverage this facility. Regional economic impact: Local spending by test campaign participants and sponsors is projected to exceed $125,000 per year for lodging, dining, and entertainment. Local production and modification of test articles may exceed $250,000 per year.
U.S. military hypersonic weapons potential:
-This facility increases US test capacity by 33%, reducing development time for critical hypersonic technologies: A fourth large-scale freejet wind tunnel facility that can simulate true flight conditions will speed up our nation's existing weapons development programs, providing system verification, validation, and risk reduction prior to flight.
-GHI’s mission is to become a vertically integrated innovator of hypersonics technologies to ensure the defense of the United States. GHI will leverage the test facility to develop 1-2 unique military systems leading to 4-6 flight tests of those technologies by 2030.
-Non-traditional approaches to industry-government collaborations, flight testing, military operability, and risk management will accelerate delivery of higher Mach systems to the warfighter in far less time than what has been experienced before.
Streamlining small business access:
-GHI wind tunnel facility will create a streamlined B2B model for access to critical hypersonic testing facilities, accelerating development timelines from 4 -5 years to 2-3 years.
-Proposed business plan permits lower operational costs relative to large-scale government run facilities (Expect 25-33% of Facility costs).