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.