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Brown announces more than $35 million for defense-related technologies


U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced that the Senate passage of more than $35 million in federal funds for Ohio projects that support the research and development of technology for military use. Brown helped secure the funds included in the Fiscal 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which passed by a vote of 88 to 10.


“These funds will provide support for our troops while creating jobs in the process,” Brown said. “Defense research and development does not only support our military, it enhances the commercial viability of new technologies. The funding in this bill will help Ohio institutions to lead the way in developing better equipment for our service members and new technology for our nation.”


The list of Ohio projects that will receive funds include:



$2,000,000 for Hybrid Materials Integration – Edison Welding Institute.



$1,600,000 for the Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and

Materials Performance – The University of Akron.



$2,000,000 to support the Development of PaintShield for Protection from

Microbial Threats – The Sherwin-Williams Company.



$3,200,000 for Advanced Materials & Process for Armament Structures –

American Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.



$4,500,000 for the development of a Military Medical Decontamination System

– Steris Corporation.



$3,200,000 for Electronic Motion Actuation Systems (EMAS) – Moog Inc.,

Flo-Tork Facility. 



$2,700,000 for the Regenerative Filtration System for CBRN Defense - Hunter

Manufacturing Co. 



$3,200,000 for the Enhanced Detection Adjunct Processor (EDAP) - Electronic

Concepts and Engineering, Inc.



$5,200,000 for the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital


$1,200,000 for Rapid Automated Processing of Advanced Low Observables –

Alliant Techsystems, Inc.



$1,800,000 for Smart Machine Platform Initiative – TechSolve Inc.



$2,000,000 for Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels for Military Applications – The

Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC).



$1,200,000 for the Development of Mobile Wind Turbine Systems to Power

Forward Bases – Twenty First Century Energy.



$1,600,000 for Integrated Engine Starter/Generator (IES/G) – GE Aviation

Systems, Electrical Power.


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