UES Inc., Dayton, Ohio, was awarded a $21,999,999 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the acquisition of Advanced Micro Characterization of Materials research and development. This contract provides for material characterization research using electron, X-ray, and ion-optical techniques to characterize novel materials developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 16, 2027. This contract was a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal 2022 ($30,344) and fiscal 2023 ($215,669) research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $246,013 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA2394-23-C-B028).