Rigetti Computing has announced a major five-year partnership with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for their Quantum Foundry Services. While specific details of the contract have not been disclosed, the collaboration will grant AFRL exclusive access to Rigetti’s Quantum Foundry, a cutting-edge facility known as Fab-1.
Fab-1 is a state-of-the-art quantum integrated circuit foundry where the team is capable of manufacturing flawless superconducting qubits, the essential components of quantum computers. This unprecedented access will enable AFRL to harness Rigetti’s advanced fabrication and manufacturing capabilities, paving the way for the creation of customized quantum systems.
The 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 earlier in July 2023. The objective of this joint effort is to explore the potential of quantum applications in precision targeting weapons, further solidifying the DoD’s dedication to pushing scientific boundaries.
This groundbreaking collaboration represents a significant step forward in advancing quantum technologies and their potential impact on various industries. Rigetti’s expertise in quantum computing combined with AFRL’s research capabilities will undoubtedly pave the way for further breakthroughs in this cutting-edge field.
– Rigetti Computing
– Air Force Research Lab