Congressman Michael R. Turner today announced that $102,450,000 in authorized project funding for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is in the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Congressman Michael R. Turner today announced that $102,450,000 in authorized project funding for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is in the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This amount includes $43.85 million in defense funding requests and $58.6 million for military construction projects. The Defense Authorization bill passed the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon by a 389 to 22 vote.
“Authorizing these projects is important to the expansion of Wright-Patterson and the Miami Valley,” said Rep. Turner, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “Wright-Patterson plays a pivotal role in defending our homeland and supporting our men and women in uniform. These projects will encourage economic growth and job creation in the Dayton region.”
Below are some of the key local defense and military construction projects included in the FY 2010 Defense Authorization bill:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPLEX (ITC) - $27,000,000
This facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will provide model time critical scenarios such as Middle East battlefield simulations. This site will help with the development of tactics, techniques and procedures through the simulation of offensive and defensive cyberspace missions in a controlled environment.
CONVERSION FOR ADVANCED POWER RESEARCH LAB - $21,000,000
This funding will provide for the renovation and construction of a new research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The facility will house a new power and thermal research lab supporting research, development and the transition of advanced electrical power and thermal technologies for the F-22, Joint Strike Fighter and also future aircraft, spacecraft and directed energy weapon (DEW) systems. This research lab will be housed in Wright-Patterson’s Center for Excellence for Power Technologies.
REPLACE WEST RAMP, PHASE 2 - $10,600,000
This project will fund phase two of the construction project to replace the west ramp of taxiway pavement, provide taxiway edge lighting and blast deflectors for the ramp. This project will support the 445th Airlift Wing’s C-5 Aircraft which will include expanded runways for the aircraft to taxi and warm up without interfering with the existing navigational aids.
ADVANCED TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER - $9,000,000
Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) is an industry-focused research, education and training facility in the Dayton region established to increase the number of expert staff in the field of technical intelligence analysis. The close proximity of ATIC to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the nation’s premier technical exploration center, housed at Wright-Patterson AFB, provides world class scientists and engineers of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Institute of Technology. ATIC is a leader in training future intelligence and radar analysts who operate Air Force and military radar equipment.
H.R. 2647, the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Bill, passed the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon. The bill must be reconciled with the Senate version before it can be sent to the President for his signature.