The IonQ contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is for providing access to IonQ’s trapped ion quantum processor as well as the development of quantum algorithms and applications. The AFRL has been researching quantum technology for some time and currently has labs located in New York, Ohio, and New Mexico that research various areas associated with the quantum technology. You can view IonQ’s announcement of this award on their website here.

September 30, 2022