A new military vehicle coating capable of protecting against small bombs could be closer to commercialization, thanks to an infusion of cash from a special earmark in the federal budget. The coating, called Kryptolite, was developed by Lakewood, NJ-based Milspray Military Technologies. It reportedly protects against bullets and explosive devices when applied at ¾ in thick.

According to an article in New Jersey’sAsbury Park Press(APP.com), the $1.2 million earmark was sponsored by Rep. Christopher H. Smith, a Republican whose district includes parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. The funds will be used to develop and test the new coating, as well as mobile application centers that allow the coating to be applied in the field.

For more information, visitwww.milspray.comorwww.app.com.