Dayton firms get large defense contracts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says it has awarded multimillion contracts to two Dayton-area companies.

A Dayton research firm has landed a $45 million contract from the Air Force to develop stealth technologies. Another Dayton company has gotten a $24 million logistics contract from the Marine Corps to manage equipment.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that Matrix Research Inc. has the Air Force contract until 2020. It was awarded by The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, the state's largest military installation.

The Marine Corps contract with Lion-Vallen Industries will have the company providing logistics service for one year. The Defense Department said the work will take place at Marine Corps bases in Arizona, California, North and South Carolina, Hawaii and Japan.