IAF seeks system to prevent choppers from attacks

08.08.2011                      08.Aw-Elul, 5771

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IAF seeks system to prevent choppers from attacks

Israel Air Force closely following reports regarding apparent downing of US Army helicopter.

The Israel Air Force was closely following reports regarding the apparent downing of a United States Army helicopter over the weekend that killed 38 people, including 30 elite American troops.
The Chinook helicopter appears to have been shot down by a shoulder-launched missile, possibly a rocket propelled grenade. NATO has launched an investigation to try to determine the cause of the disaster, which constituted the largest loss of life suffered by foreign forces in a single incident in 10 years of war….