Falls Church, VA – Advanced Technology International (ATI) signed a cooperative agreement to lead the Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI), a consortium sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and cost-shared by industry. The agreement establishes a collaborative contract mechanism valued at a potential maximum of $333 million. The initiative is dedicated to leveraging consolidated government and industry resources to reduce costs, accelerate implementation, and enhance the supplier base for critical turbine engine, airframe, and space components. This will be the third iteration of MAI, which was originally established in 1999. The initiative has resulted in scores of actual and anticipated improvements to defense systems.
The signing of this agreement is a big win for ATI and for its parent company, Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER). ATI President and CEO Chris Van Metre said, “This award is a testament to the outstanding work everyone at ATI has done in building and sustaining our position and reputation as the preeminent provider of R&D collaboration management services. The Metals Affordability Initiative is a great complement to ATI’s existing portfolio of federally-funded research programs.”
ATI lessens the burden of government by coordinating and executing our nation’s most innovative research initiatives. We lead diverse industry and academic organizations that develop technology solutions through a collaborative approach. Our current R&D portfolio includes shipbuilding and ship repair, advanced materials, medical technologies, electromagnetic spectrum technologies and rapid prototyping. ATI manages over 12 large, federally-funded R&D collaborations and is headquartered in Summerville, SC.