WASHINGTON — A Boulder City research company would receive $8 million next year from a $459 billion defense bill approved by voice vote this week in the Senate.
Overall, the bill includes more than $26 million for Southern Nevada projects and almost $67 million for Northern Nevada projects.
President Bush has vowed to veto the bill because it exceeds his request by more than $2 billion.
Almost one-third of the Southern Nevada money would go to Rocky Research of Boulder City. Rocky Research would receive:
• $4 million to develop energy efficient devices to help the Army’s Missile Defense Agency avoid the cost of installing larger air conditioning plants.
• $3 million to develop technology to remove heat from military electronic systems.
• $1 million to develop self-cooling armor material.
The Metals Affordability Initiative Association of Henderson would receive $5 million to reduce the cost of manufacturing materials for the military without sacrificing quality.
Noninvasive Medical Technologies Inc. of Las Vegas would receive $3.6 million to minimize the exposure of low-flying aircraft to threats from the battlefield.
American Pacific Corp. of Las Vegas would receive $3 million to develop a potable water system.
O2Diesel Inc., which is based at Nellis Air Force Base, would receive $2 million to reduce exhaust emissions from diesel-fueled vehicles.
Blast Containment Inc. of Henderson would receive $1.8 million to develop a truck that could dispose of roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A Nellis program to cut up tanks and other large vehicles that are no longer useful would receive $500,000.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas would receive $1.3 million to construct an electromagnetic facility at the university, and $1.2 million to establish a facility to study advanced computer simulations.