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.