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January 28, 2009

Boeing Works On Ways To Shoot Down UAVs

Successfully Tests Laser Avenger System At White Sands

When it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles, Boeing is known for its work on ways to keep UAVs flying... but the company is also testing new methods for shooting them down.

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Prime Minister Calls For Halt To US Air Strikes In Pakistan

UAVs Target Militants In Disputed Border Region

For over four years, US unmanned aerial vehicles have made regular strikes against targets on Pakistani soil, despite the fact that country is technically an ally in the war on terrorism. On Wedensday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said those attacks must stop.

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FI: US Firms At Disadvantage In Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

Non-US Manufacturers Offering Newer Designs, Versus Improved Older Models

A new study from Forecast International on "The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft" projects that manufacturers will produce 3,924 rotorcraft in this market segment from 2009 through 2018. The value of this production is an estimated $88.1 billion in constant 2009 US dollars.

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NY Guard Provides CH-47 Training To Canadian Aircrews

Preparing For Deployment To Afghanistan

New York Army National Guard members offered hands-on CH-47 Chinook helicopter training to Canadian air force aircrews readying for deployment at a flight facility in Rochester, NY last week.

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