Rigetti Computing has announced a significant five-year partnership with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for its Quantum Foundry services. While specific contract details have not been disclosed, this collaboration will grant AFRL exclusive access to Rigetti’s Quantum Foundry, a state-of-the-art facility known as Fab-1.
Fab-1 is a cutting-edge integrated quantum circuit factory where the team is capable of producing flawless superconducting qubits, the essential components of quantum computers. This unprecedented access will enable AFRL to leverage Rigetti’s advanced manufacturing capabilities, paving the way for the creation of customized quantum systems.
This agreement between Rigetti Computing and AFRL is a testament to the United States Department of Defense’s commitment to quantum computing research. This partnership follows a $45 million contract awarded to a multi-service team led by the Army Research Laboratory in early July 2023. The goal of this joint effort is to explore the potential of quantum applications in precision weaponry, further solidifying the DoD’s dedication to pushing scientific boundaries.
This groundbreaking collaboration represents a significant advancement in the development of quantum technologies and their potential impact across various industries. Rigetti’s expertise in quantum computing combined with AFRL’s research capabilities will undoubtedly pave the way for further advancements in this cutting-edge field.
– Rigetti Computing
– Air Force Research Lab