A-10 Helmet Mounted Cueing System




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A-10 Helmet Mounted Cueing System

Mace Enterprises, LLC work done by International Enterprises, Inc. (also known as Elbit Systems of America – Talladega Talladega, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Mace Enterprises, LLC, located at PO Box 688, Kearneysville, West Virginia 25430, though International Enterprises, Inc. (Elbit Systems of America – Talladega), located at 108 Allen Street, Talladega, AL 35160, in my district, will benefit from this funding. Funding for this project will be used to procure initial sets of the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS). 150 total HMCS kits are required to complete fielding to the entire ANG fleet of A-10 aircraft. The addition of the HMCS and display capability to the A-10 significantly increases pilot situational awareness (SA), aircraft survivability, and lethality in every mission area. HMCS will satisfy the Combatant Commander’s Urgent Operational Need, dated September 26, 2008. Depot maintenance on the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) is performed in Talladega, AL.

$10 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Abrams Upgrade Program

General Dynamics Land Systems, Anniston, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is General Dynamics, 38500 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310, with work to be performed at the GDLS facility, co-located at the Anniston Army Depot 7 Frankford Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201. Funding for this project will be used for the production program for the M1A2 System Enhancement Program tank, the successor to the M1A2, which was the Army's first fully digital ground combat system. The prime contractor is using depot refurbished tank hulls supplied by the Government. GDLS is co-located at the ANAD and about 23 employees support the Abrams Upgrade program by building the tank gunner's sight.

Support the President’s Budget -Authorization and Appropriation


ADAL Air University Library

Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL

Funding for this project will be used to construct a 2-story addition and alter
existing space of Fairchild Research Information Center (AU Library), Bldg 1405

$13.4 million -Authorization and Appropriation


ADD Component Rebuild Shop, Bldg 409

Anniston Army Depot Alabama, Anniston, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is the Anniston Army Depot, located at 7 Frankford Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201. Funding for this project will be used to renovate an existing facility consisting of 67,294 square feet to approximately 85,500 square feet that will allow Building 409 to become a leaner and more optimized Metal Cleaning, Finishing, and Finishing, and Painting Facility. This addition will allow for a more streamlined and efficient work flow while reducing transport time of component parts to various locations for processing and eliminate the existing bottleneck that currently exists causing production to continuously fall behind. This MILCON project helps sustain the ANAD, which is vital to my district.

$10 million- Authorization and Appropriation


Advanced Prognostic Capabilities System for Unmanned Aerial Systems (APCS-UAS)
The entities to receive funding for this project are Frontier Technology, Inc., located at 4141 Col. Glenn Highway, #140, Beavercreek, OH 45431, and Auburn University, located at 202 Samford Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. Funding for this program will be used for APCS-UAS to enable UAS’s to monitor the current reliability and performance of its component systems and based on that monitoring, make assessments of on-ground mission readiness and even in-flight corrective actions. This proven partnership between Auburn University and FTI continues to produce cost effective and technologically efficient systems that result in substantial savings and benefits to the federal government. Location of Performance will be Auburn University and ARMDEC at Redstone Arsenal. I certify that this project does not have a direct and foreseeable effect on the pecuniary interests of my spouse or me.

$4 million- Authorization and Appropriation


AFRC Phase 2

Alabama Army National Guard, Fort McClellan, AL

Funding for this project will be used to provide a readiness center, of permanent type construction, to serve the peacetime missions of the assigned unit. This facility is required to house all elements of 167th Theater Support Command; HHC SPT 167th Inf; and 1312th Concrete Team, of the Alabama Army National Guard. This MILCON project provides funding for this critical reserve center, located in my district.

$16.195 million-Authorization and Appropriation


Airship Heavy Lift Program

E Green Technologies, Inc., Kellyton and Alexander City

The entity impacted by this language is E Green Technologies, Inc. located at 25 McClellan Parkway, Kellyton, Alabama 35809. Funding for this project would be used Research and Development to identify a workable airship that can be used for Heavy Lift missions. E Green Technologies and their subordinate, Pseudo Sat, in a facility in Alexander City, AL, with their JV partner and now subordinate company, 21st Century Airships, has the technology and ability to produce a prototype for this military mission. What will designed is larger version of the Model 580, which is 230 feet long, and is designed to be capable of operating at a couple thousand feet MSL, for 24-48 hours continuous operations, capable of carrying up to 40,000+ lbs, flying either manned or unmanned, and capable of sustained speeds of 40 knots. With the IP and patents, along with innovative designs, this platform will support Navy forces afloat and USMC forces ashore with a dedicated platform that is cost effective. This will be a R&D funded initiative. This airship will use new technology in engines and engine thrust, in bio-mass fuels, and in composites, which are all part of the R&D initiative.

$8 million- Appropriation


Airship High Altitude Program

E Green Technologies, Inc., Kellyton

The entity impacted by this language is E Green Technologies, Inc. located at 25 McClellan Parkway, Kellyton, Alabama 35809. Funding for this project would be used to provide a vehicle for a mid-altitude airship for use as a low cost, sustainable Pseudo Orbital Sustainable System (POSSY). One of the areas to be researched is determining what the range of safely mixing Helium with Hydrogen in the same airship for lifting, without reaching a point where the lifting gasses become flammable. The Navy through a joint venture between NAVSEA and NAVAIR have had EGT and its subsidiary Pseudo Sat build a proto type model 530 mid-altitude sustainable airship platform would provide the Navy and DoD with a platform capable of operating above 15,000 feet MSL, over water, capable of carrying a payload of 1,000 lbs, and capable of operating on station for 48 growing to 96 hours, in a stationary position but capable of deploying at a minimum of 40 knots. This system is a key to the National requirement for providing an affordable, sustainable, surveillance platform dedicated to forces afloat, and then forces ashore. It will provide a minimum of 50 direct jobs in EGT; it will enable indirect jobs; it will enable EGT to solicit additional high technology companies to join them in the district for partnering on multiple technologies to achieve this first mid-altitude deployed airship to the Navy, and this should create new jobs with suppliers and vendors; it will add some R&D capability to the local Community College, and has and will continue to enable some R&D to be performed by the University System of Alabama (Auburn or Univ. of Alabama) on meeting some of the new challenges. I certify that this project does not have a direct and foreseeable effect on the pecuniary interests of my spouse or me.

$12 million- Appropriation


Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence

Telos Corporation, Montgomery, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Telos Corporation, located at 7956 Vaughn Road, Suite 134, Montgomery, AL 36116. Funding for this program will allow the Air Force to further assess and strengthen defenses against cyber attacks. The Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence’s mission is to develop application security best practices that can be put in place Air Force-wide. Based on recent results, the Air Force has determined there is an immediate need for additional tools, training and subject matter experts to robust the analysis capability and ensure the security of the people, systems, and equipment that supports the Warfighter. Will provide employment opportunities in Montgomery.

$9.8 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Armored Breacher Vehicle (ABV)

NLCF, LLC, Anniston, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is NLCF, LLC., and located at 4015 Pulaski Pike NW, Huntsville, AL 35810, though the funding for this project will be directed at Anniston Army Depot in my district. Funding will be used to fill the warfighter’s need for Armored Breacher Vehicles. As a result of 2008 Army reprogramming, all funding for the ABV program was eliminated, significantly impacting Anniston Army Depot, partners and area suppliers. A gap has been created between the needed ABV and the future Joint Assault ridge. Armored formations more than ever require advanced technology equipped breacher vehicles which compliment the Abrams tank and Bradley fighting vehicle currently found in armored units. Restoration of funds will restore the production line and put workers back in the shop before they are fully reassigned elsewhere, thus loosing their valuable skill sets to the program.

$34.7 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Army Aviation Weapon Technology

Torch Technologies, Huntsville, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Torch Technologies located at 4035 Chris Dr. Suite C, Huntsville, AL 35802. Funding for this project will be used to provide resources to: 1) transition Navy technology to the Army’s unmanned and manned aviation community; and, 2) establish the capability to certify and flight test the required implementation. The technology transition began with FY09 funding which provided the concepts for future Army architectures. Funding will build-out and demonstrate the integration capability in the Army’s Aviation Systems Integration facility at Redstone Arsenal. Army weapon integration activities are currently single point solutions for each weapon system under development. Residents of Alabama's 3rd District are either directly employed at Redstone Arsenal or serve as subcontractors and this project will bring additional jobs to Redstone Arsenal and surrounding areas.

$2 million -Authorization and Appropriation


ART-SAM (Adaptive Robotics Technology for Space, Air and Missiles)

Calhoun Community College, Decatur, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is John C. Calhoun Community College located at PO Box 2216, Decatur, AL 35609. Funding for this project would establish a national robotics Research and Development center at the Robotics Technology Park, located at Calhoun Community College, to develop robotics capability for space, air, and missile defense missions for a variety of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) projects, programs, and core mission needs. This amount is for implementation of the infrastructure and development of robotic hardware and software. This request is consistent with the intended and authorized purpose of the U.S. Army, RDT&E account. This is the first year funding will be needed; this project will be accomplished over a three year funding cycle.

$5.4 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Castings for Improved Defense Readiness (CIDR)

Southern Alloy Corporation, Sylacauga, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is the American Metalcasting Consortium, located at 5300 International Boulevard, No. Charleston, SC 29418, though Southern Alloy Corporation located at 36280 US Highway 280, Sylacauga, AL 35150, in my district, will benefit from this funding. Funding for this project will be used to inject castings expertise into the Defense Supply Centers to cut lead times, reduce backorders, and ensure cost effective, reliable cast components. It will also quantify the benefits of high performance matrix composite components. CIDR will provide a means to reliable spare and replacement parts for warfighters in Iraq & Afghanistan quickly at lower cost. This program also will be key to ongoing reset efforts. Funding will be used to employ small manufactures, allowing them to compete and use their existing extensive casting knowledge to make parts for weapons systems in Sylacauga, Alabama.

$4.5 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Airfoil Capability Enhancements

Goodrich High Temperature Composites, Auburn, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Goodrich High Temperature Composites, located at 11120 S. Norwalk Boulevard, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, for work to be done at Auburn University, located at 202 Samford Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. Funding for this program will be used to develop ceramic matrix composite parts for turbine gas engines. This program will support Auburn University’s involvement in the development of emerging technology, ceramic matrix composites, which will prove key to future aerospace applications by significantly improving turbine gas engines. CMCs will have tremendous mission enabling benefits for the Air Force, and these benefits can likewise be leveraged in commercial applications.

$4.5 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Cluster Munitions (CM) Recycling Technology Demonstration

Amtec Corporation, Anniston and Huntsville, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Amtec Corporation located at 500 Wynn Drive, Suite 314, Huntsville, AL 38516. Funding for this project will be used to provide Precision Fires Rocket and Missile System Project Management Office for Cluster Munitions (CM) Recycling Technology Demonstration. This technology used to demilitarize, dispose and reclaim propellants and explosives costs about 40% less than competing methods and is considerably safer. The technique is not currently available for use on large numbers of CM stocks in the U.S. Transporting approximately one million CM to Europe for recycle is neither desirable nor affordable. Funding will enable the U.S. Army AMCOM Precision Fires Rocket and Missile System Program Office to demonstrate the needed recycling technologies. Approximately 150 new jobs would be created in the Third Congressional District if the Joint Capability for CM Recycling project is funded.

$10 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Composite Air Frame Development

GKN Aerospace, Tallassee, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is GKN Westland Aerospace located at 3951 Alabama Highway 229, Tallassee, Alabama 36078. Funding for this project will used to develop and demonstrate lightweight composite materials technology to primary airframe structures. Studies have resulted in the identification of the aircraft airframe is the logical area for potential weight reduction. Lightweight airframe structures technology development has been conducted in SARAP (Survivable Affordable Repairable Airframe Program) through the demonstration of a lighter, low cost cabin for the Black Hawk. As part of this technology demonstrator cabin, a floor sub-structure used thermoplastic composite materials to reduce the weight by almost 25% over the baseline metal structure while, at the same time, reduced costs. Further development is required to take full advantage of the savings that composite materials technology can offer. Location of Performance is in Tallassee, Alabama and has many employees who reside in the 3rd District.

$4 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Conditioned Based Maintenance SMART Dipstick Sensor for Military Vehicles

Auburn University, Auburn, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Auburn University, located at 202 Samford Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. Funding for this program will be used to develop a universal condition monitoring system for tactical military vehicles. Smart sensors will be distributed throughout the vehicle to monitor critical parameters related to performance and reliability. This smart sensor system will identify and warn of impending failures. First year research on the project has been completed. In the second and third year of the program, additional sensors will be added to identify the presence of magnetic particles, non-magnetic contaminants and entrained water and its vapor in the oil.

$1 million-Authorization and Appropriation


Damage and Corrosion Prognostics for Advanced Sustainability

Eaton Corporation, Decatur, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Eaton Corporation located at 1112 Brooks Street, Decatur, AL 35601. Funding for this project will be used to develop the Damage and Corrosion Prognostics for Advanced Sustainability program. This project will utilize embedded, high-contrast non-destructive detection that can be coupled with a wide variety of materials and structures to detect costly and hazardous flaws from corrosion or wear. The end-benefit to the proposed approach is providing a direct correlation between percent damage/corrosion and product performance. Eaton, Auburn University and the Army Research Lab will bridge the gap between simply detecting corrosion and providing the warfighter with a robust warning system.

$2.5 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Development of Pathogen Analysis and Selective Photoctotoxic Therapy

NanoQuantum Corporation, Bellevue, WA and Auburn, AL

The entities to receive funding for this project is NanoQuantum Corporation, located at 800 Bellevue Way NE, Ste. 400, Bellevue, WA 98004, and Auburn University, located at 202 Samford Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. Funding for this program will be used to provide R&D to build a new class of light source. Military applications for efficient, high directionality light cockpit displays permit less light to be scattered and make the pilot visible, cause less heat build up behind the instrument panel, and will make the displays more sunlight readable. Military cost savings in lower maintenance, higher reliability instrumentation, and the number of fieldable aircraft. This technology would likely benefit most military services. Significant faculty and student support at Auburn University is provided in this project at almost half the first year’s project size.

$4.75 million-Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP IR Phase I Heating Retrofits

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

Replacing existing heating systems in select maintenance and process facilities at ANAD with natural gas infrared heating systems. This is phase one of a two phase proposal to upgrade buildings to this more efficient system.

$1.45 million -Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP IR Phase II Heating Retrofits

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is the Anniston Army Depot, located at 7 Frankford Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201. Funding for this project will be used to replace existing heating systems in select maintenance and process facilities at ANAD with natural gas infrared heating systems. This is phase two of a two phase proposal to upgrade buildings to this more efficient system. This MILCON project helps sustain the ANAD, which is vital to my district.

$1.4 million-Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP Lighting and Switching Retrofits

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

Install T-5 and or T-8 high efficient fluorescent fixtures with electric ballast to replace existing lighting in selected buildings. This cost was calculated on the installation of T-5 lighting in approximately 18 buildings varying in function and size. There have been several phases and upgrades of the lighting system with the focus on T-5 lighting, but there is still a variety and number of inefficient lighting fixtures still in use across the Depot. This project will focus on improving the interior lighting with the proper light levels with energy efficiency in mind.

$1.05 million -Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP Replace Siding and Insulate Production Facilities

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

Construct project to replace siding and insulate production facilities to comply with Presidential Executive Order 13123 and the Facility Strategy Improvement Program which require the reduction in energy usage and the improvement of facility appearance and working environment. (Current Mission)

$2.45 million-Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP Solar Panels

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

Funding for this project will be used to install solar panels on selective buildings to provide electricity or hot water as determined by initial study by Federal Energy Management Program or equal entity, and as approved by ANAD. This MILCON project helps sustain the ANAD, which is vital to my district.

$2.8 million -Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP Steam and Airline Improvements

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

This project will upgrade the existing air distribution, air receiver tanks, steam distribution and condensate return system. The project will greatly improve the piping support system, distribution lines, air receiver tanks and condensate tanks and pumps in the industrial and restricted area of ANAD. The project will complement project 65219 and 64922 by further completing the improvements to the air, steam distribution and support systems at ANAD and will focus on replacing the old wooden support structures with steel trusses that can span 80-100 feet.

$3.55 million -Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP Upgrade Steam Distribution System

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

This project will complement the seam upgrade and repair of project 62519. The project will include steam pipe supports, repair/new insulation, steam traps, boiler controls and condensate return lines in the industrial and ammunition area.

$1.8 million-Authorization and Appropriation


ECIP Wind Power Generation

Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL

Construct a 1 Megawatt Windmill Turbine Generator System. The system will include a windmill tower, an alternating current generator, a transformer and high voltage transmission lines to connect the generator to the ANAD electrical grid. Anti-terrorism/force protection measures will include observance of vehicle access sitting distances, landscaping berms, exterior lighting and walkway bollards. The system will be constructed in the Ammunition Limited Area.

$3 million-Authorization and Appropriation


Enhanced Bed Net (EBN)

Montgomery Marketing, Inc, Montgomery, AL

The entity to receive funding for this project is Montgomery Marketing, Inc., located at 6101 Brewbaker Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36116. Funding for this program will provide for tent-shaped mosquito nets that have a fly/cover that allows it to be used in the field as a stand-along small shelter that provides protection from mosquitoes, other insects, rodents and snakes. Alternatively, the basic Bednet (without cover) can be used in a variety of field tents, and in rear areas on a cot. The EBN is available as a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) item through DLA, and some units are buying it. As the war shifts from Iraq to Afghanistan more troops will be exposed to the elements as they operate in areas away from established base camps. Disabled veterans are hired through the VA to help provide this product to our Military. Location of Performance is in Montgomery, AL.

$5 million -Authorization and Appropriation


Enhanced Military Vehicle Maintenance System Demonstration Project

Frontier Technology and Auburn University, Auburn, AL

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