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Defense bill delivers $18.4 million to area companies

President Bush on Wednesday signed a defense bill that included $18.4 million in funding for eight Western New York firms.

Carwell Products will receive the largest share, with three allocations totaling $5.4 million. The funds will support mobile corrosion control programs for the Marines, Army Reserve and Army National Guard to help safeguard their equipment.

DRS Technologies of Cheektowaga will get $2.4 million for its Air Force Unmanned Threat Emitter modernization program.

Nanodynamics Energy, located on Buffalo's outer harbor, will receive $2 million for its fuel cell system for small tactical unmanned vehicles and its blast-resistant concrete.

CUBRIC Inc. received $1.6 million for a testing system for biological agents and ground-testing system for missile and space systems.

Carleton Technologies of Orchard Park will get $1 million for cooling systems for military vehicles and individual soldiers.

Other recipients were Hauptman-Woodward, $3 million; and Janya, Prestolite Electric and Calspan Corp., which will each get $1 million.

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