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April 29, 2007

Russian, Philippine Helo Downings Claim 26

PAF Huey May Have Hit Power Lines, Mil-8 Down In Chechnya

The downings of two military helicopters -- one in Russia, the other in the Philippines -- claimed 26 lives Saturday.

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Ship-Launched Missiles Engage, Destroy Targets Over The Pacific

First-Of-Its-Kind Aegis Test Deemed A Success

In a first-of-its-kind dual missile defense test Thursday, a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) simultaneously engaged targets over the Pacific Ocean. This was the first time a US Navy ship demonstrated simultaneous ship engagements against both cruise and ballistic missile targets, and marked the eighth successful intercept for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system's SM-3.

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