This March 27, 2008, aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Credit: Charles Dharapak | AP

LEWISTON, Maine — A Maine company will receive more than $4 million to speed up development of products for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the federal money is going to Elmet Technologies of Lewiston. The company is working on development of tungsten heavy alloy and other products needed by the defense department.

Domestic manufacturing of the products is limited among American-owned companies, Collins said. Elmet is U.S.-owned and manufactures materials, alloys and components.

The Department of Defense awarded the money through its Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment program, which is designed to assist the Pentagon in addressing operational needs.