Senate panel approves millions in funding for PMRF

U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye announced Wednesday that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved millions of dollars in funding for Pacific Missile Range Facility-related projects.

The funding would be released during the federal fiscal year for 2004, or just over a year from now. The funds still need to be approved by the senate.

The total package approved for Hawaii totals over $810 million.

Projects for Kauai include $20 million for upgrades at PMRF; $5 million for optical sensor work; $5 million for the Maritime Synthetic Range; $4 million for the Kauai Test Facility of Sandia Labs; $3 million for Range Command and Control Display upgrade and $3 million for a Range Data Monitor/Analysis Tool; $14 million for the Maritime Directed Energy Test and Evaluation Center; $7.5 million for the Advanced Integrated Radar and Electronics and Photonics program; $7.5 million for the Mobile Modular Command Center; $7 million for the Common Affordable Radar Processor; $5 million for the Network Application Integration Facility; $5 million for the Network Centric Warfare Testbed; $5 million for Strategic Materials; $2.5 million for the Hawaii Undersea Vehicle Test and Training Environment; $2 million for the Silicon Thick Film Mirror Coatings project.


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