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Crisi, guerre, massacri e armi



Mentre nello Sri Lanka la guerra produce un massacro, la Russia vende elicotteri da trasporto militare e altri armamenti al governo. L'Italia in profonda crisi economica compra da Boeing e Agusta per il suo esercito 16 elicotteri ICH-47F Chinook con opzioni per ulteriori 4 unita' per un controvalore di circa 900 milioni di euro. Boeing annuncia di aver ottenuto un contratto da 38 milioni di Euro per sviluppare e testare un dimostratore aereo non letale a micro-onde ad alta energia (Hpm) per il progetto "Counter-electronics high power microwave advanced missile" (Champ) del laboratorio di ricerca delle forze aeree americane.

SRI LANKA: SAVE THE CHILDREN, MIGLIAIA BIMBI TOLTI A FAMIGLIE
http://www.ong.agimondo.it/notiziario-ong/notizie/200905151118-cro-rt11059-sri_lanka_save_the_children_migliaia_bimbi_tolti_a_famiglie
http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/mondo/news/2009-05-15_115338076.html

Sri Lanka to buy military helicopters from Russia
http://en.rian.ru/world/20090515/155021542.html

FINMECCANICA: AGUSTA, 16 ELICOTTERI ALL'ESERCITO PER 900 MLN
http://www.ansa.it/infrastrutturetrasporti/notizie/fdg/200905131552346089/200905131552346089.html

Boeing Awarded Contract to Develop Counter-Electronics HPM Aerial Demonstrator
Friday, May 15, 2009
The Boeing Company was awarded a $38 million contract April 27 to develop and test a nonlethal, high power microwave (HPM) airborne demonstrator for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Counter-electronics High power microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP).

The CHAMP Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program will be the first to demonstrate a counter-electronics HPM aerial demonstrator.

"This demonstrator will provide a revolutionary, nonlethal system, allowing the military to neutralize specific targets while minimizing or eliminating collateral damage," said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. "Integrating AFRL's compact microwave technology with Boeing's proven air vehicle design and manufacturing expertise could lead the way to a new breed of nonlethal but highly effective systems. HPM is truly a game-changing technology and we are proud to play a role in its transition to the warfighter."

The three-year program includes ground and flight demonstrations that will focus on technology integration and military utility.

Boeing, as the prime contractor, will provide the airborne platform and serve as the system integrator. Albuquerque, N.M.-based Ktech Corp., the primary subcontractor, will supply the HPM source. Sandia National Laboratories will provide the pulse power system.

Source: Boeing