[HCCN] Fwd: Breakdown of $100 million military spending for Maine in 2010

Judith Robbins JUDY at ROBBINSandROBBINS.com
Tue Dec 29 17:54:21 EST 2009



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> From: "Global Network" <globalnet at mindspring.com>
> Date: December 29, 2009 2:12:22 PM EST
> To: "Peaceworks" <peaceworks at lists.riseup.net>
> Subject: Breakdown of $100 million military spending for Maine in 2010
> Reply-To: "Global Network" <globalnet at mindspring.com>
>
>  The Defense Approprations Bill includes more than $100 million for  
> work in Maine
> WASHINGTON, DC (NEWS CENTER)--
>
> The following is a release from Senator Susan Collins:
>
> "This legislation [FY2010 Pentagon funding bill of $636 billion,  
> including $128 billion for Iraq-Afghanistan] will provide funding  
> for essential training, equipment, and support to our troops as  
> they bravely and skillfully engage in national security efforts at  
> home and abroad," said Senator Collins, who is a member of the  
> Senate Appropriations and Senate Armed Services Committees. "This  
> is a critical time in our nation's history and the Senate has, once  
> again, demonstrated its strong support of our soldiers, airmen,  
> sailors, and Marines. In addition, the funding in this bill will  
> help continue the valuable contributions of Maine companies to our  
> national security."
>
> This legislation will now be sent to the President for his signature.
>
> Specifically, this legislation:
>
> · Appropriates over $1 billion in funding for construction of the  
> third DDG-1000, a priority of Senator Collins
>
> · Appropriates $1 billion for the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship
>
> · Appropriates $2.2 billion for continued DDG-51 procurement and  
> over $144 million for the DDG-51 modernization program
>
> · Provides $38 million for the ANG Block 42 F-16 engine upgrades  
> supported at Pratt & Whitney's plant in North Berwick
>
> · Fully funds F-35 Joint Strike Fighter request for both the Navy  
> and Air Force. This aircraft is powered by engines manufactured by  
> Pratt & Whitney
>
> · Adds $2.5 billion to buy 10 additional C-17 Globemaster Transport  
> Aircraft. The engines for this aircraft are built by Pratt & Whitney.
>
> In addition, Senator Collins successfully secured funding for the  
> following Maine defense-related projects:
>
> Aroostook County
>
> - $20 million to Maine Military Authority in Limestone for the  
> continued maintenance of Humvee vehicles.
>
> Cumberland County
>
> - $2.5 million for Portland Valve in South Portland for smart valve  
> technology.
>
> - $1.2 million for Technology Systems, Inc. in Brunswick for  
> additional development of the threat identification program as well  
> as test and demonstration on small craft to allow for tailoring the  
> system for small craft operators.
>
> Kennebec County
>
> - $4 million for Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership in  
> Augusta for the supply chain initiative which will provide DoD  
> rapid response capability to surge demand using the network of New  
> England suppliers and minimize the risk from supply chain  
> disruptions, obsolescence, and battlefield backorders for machined  
> parts.
>
> - $3.9 million for Tex Tech Industries in North Monmouth to produce  
> Ballistic CORE Technology. The Ballistic CORE Technology project  
> provides enhanced protection for troops against fragmentation from  
> blasts and a variety of bullets.
>
> Lincoln County
>
> - $1.6 million for Hodgdon Defense for research and development to  
> reduce structural weight for high-speed composite craft through the  
> use of lightweight composite materials.
>
> Penobscot County
>
> - $5.3 million for the University of Maine in Orono. The  
> appropriations funding will support critical programs to include  
> the LGX High Temperature Acoustic Wave Sensors, woody biomass  
> conversion to JP-8 Fuel, ballistic protection for remote forward  
> operating bases, and cellulose nanocomposite technology to support  
> operating base infrastructure and troop protection.
>
> - $1.9 million for Orono Spectral Solutions to continue development  
> of a chemical and biological infrared detection system.
>
> - $1.5 million for ANGEL Secure Networks in Orono to continue  
> development of software which would secure content delivery and  
> provide host authentication both of which are of critical  
> importance to protect the Department of Defense's technological edge.
>
> - $1.3 million for Sensor Research & Development in Orono for real  
> time test monitoring of chemical agents, chemical agent stimulants  
> and toxic industrial chemicals.
>
> - $1.6 million for Maine Institute for Human Genetics & Health in  
> Brewer for technologies that support the health care challenges in  
> the military and addressing the reduction of disease risks in  
> unique population segments exposed to environmental or stress hazards.
>
> York County
>
> - $9.2 million for Saco Defense for manufacturing of the  
> Lightweight Caliber .50 Machine Gun and the Advanced Lightweight  
> Grenade Launcher.
>
> - $2 million for Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc. in North Berwick to  
> weaponize the Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle platform which will  
> provide a full-size high speed all terrain weapons platform.
>
> - $1.6 million for Applied Thermal Sciences in Sanford for the  
> research and development of fuel efficient, high specific power  
> free piston engines for Unmanned Sea Surface Vessels.
>
>
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> Brunswick, ME 04011
> (207) 443-9502
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