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Reading The Future: Aerospace & Defense (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

In 2022, aerospace and defense exports made up more than 15% of the state’s total exports with more than $890 million in goods exported. read more >
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UA and UAMS Awarded $1.9M to Develop Wearable Blood Loss Detector

Funds come from the U.S. Department of Defense. read more >
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Alliance Claims $1.3B in Arkansas Impact

The Arkansas Research Alliance is a nonprofit that addresses the state’s need to attract, retain and recognize research talent. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

I3R Neural Prosthesis Project Gets $5M Grant From Defense Department

The grant will add Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, as a second clinical trial site. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Researcher Gets $760K for Lymphoma Study

Samantha Kendrick's work focuses on a form of lymphoma that's common among military veterans. read more >
Kartik Balachandran, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas who is overseeing brain trauma research at Nanomatronix
Health Care / Small Business

Fayetteville Firm Awarded $1.1M for Microchip Research

Nanomatronix received the grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. read more >
Government & Politics / Real Estate

Military Families’ Housing Benefits Lag as Rents Explode

Reports of the housing squeeze that military families are feeling has alarmed members of Congress who are pushing legislation that would force the Department of Defense to rethink how it handles housing. read more >
Lockheed Martin, which has about 1,000 employees in the Camden area, is the nation’s largest defense contractor by total sales. CEO Jim Taiclet participated in talks with the Pentagon last week on producing more weapons for embattled Ukraine.
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Camden Rockets Go On Defense for UkraineLock Icon

Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne — part of the 3,500-strong defense workforce at Highland Industrial Park near Camden – is expanding and responding to a war-torn world. read more >
Part of the former U.S. Army base is being transformed into an economic development engine for the Fort Smith area.
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Manning the Fort: Chaffee Crossing Hopes to Build on Record YearLock Icon

As Fort Smith moves into the future, it is relying on its strong and significant ties to its past. read more >
Education / Health Care / Small Business

CatalyzeH2O Awarded $1.1M for Clean Water Solution

The Department of Defense has awarded University of Arkansas-based startup CatalyzeH2O a $1.1 million U.S. Army contract to design a more efficient and less expensive system to remove explosives from water. read more >
The front of Amfuel’s main plant on Firestone Drive in Magnolia.
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Out of Bankruptcy, Amfuel SoarsLock Icon

When 70-year-old Magnolia defense contractor Amfuel needed rescue from bankruptcy a little over a year ago, turnaround investors in Los Angeles swooped in like one of the military choppers the Arkansas manufacturer equips with bullet-resistant fuel tanks. read more >
Justin Zhan
Education

UA Professor Receives $1.25M Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $1.25 million grant to University of Arkansas Professor Justin Zhan. read more >
Dr. Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan.
Government & Politics / Health Care

UAMS Researcher Receives $3.14M For Cancer Studies

Dr. Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, Myeloma Center research director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has received two grants totaling almost $3.14 million to study the molecular genetics and drug resistance of multiple myeloma. read more >
John Boozman
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

UA Little Rock Announces $750K Grant During Boozman Visit

The Univeristy of Arkansas at Little Rock announced during Sen. John Boozman’s recent campus visit that it has received a $750,000 U.S. Department of Defense grant for its NuCress scaffold, a bone regeneration technology. read more >
Education / Health Care

UA Little Rock Gets $5.6M Grant for Bone Regeneration Tech

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $5.6 million grant for its NuCress scaffold, a bone regeneration technology. read more >
Lockheed Martin makes THAAD missile defense systems in East Camden. Other big defense contractors there are Aerojet Rocketdyne, Raytheon and General Dynamics.
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In the Rockets’ Red Glare, Camden Workers Stand OutLock Icon

Aerojet Rocketdyne cites area’s big defense tradition as it goes for ICBM contract. read more >
Government & Politics

Metova Acquires New Tech

Metova, a tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway, Cabot and Fayetteville, announced that it had purchased Camber Corp.’s Cyber Operations Enhanced Network & Training Simulator and SLAM-R Cyber Range technology for an undisclosed price. read more >