FAMU to Receive Millions for Defense Research

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Millions in federal grant dollars are headed to Florida A&M University for defense research.

Congressman Allen Boyd has secured $5 million for the development of multi-utility vehicles and advanced laser sensors.

These sensors will aid soldiers in the detection of nuclear materials and weapons of mass destruction.

"The biggest loss right now in the Iraqi war is through the IEDs and their resulting explosives, casualties, etc., so it is very important that we get the research done so that we can get something out into the field and hopefully help the troops," says Dr. Lewis Johnson in the FAMU Department of Physics.

This funding was included in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007.