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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Sep 11, 2011

Poland is expected to begin the selection process for a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air system next year. Sources at the show say that three Israeli manufacturers will offer products. The Polish defence department is preparing the tender that will initially include between two and four systems. Sep 5, 2011

Air Charter International Transports De-mining Machine to Afghanistan. Once again, Air Charter International has shown its capabilities of dealing with difficult air charter missions. The summer of 2011 ended well for the Air Charter International team as they successfully completed the shipment of an outsized de-mining machine from Europe to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. For several years now, efforts have been put into place to make Afghanistan a mine free country by 2013. As such several de-mining companies have already been contracted to assist with the process and help the Afghani nationals claim back their land and ensure it is free of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO's). Air Charter International successfully assisted in the delivery of a specialized de-mining machine and its spare parts to Bagram Airbase. The machine was split up into three pieces and accompanied by a 20 ft container containing tools, spare parts, oil and lubricants. The total weight of the cargo was approx 40 tons heavy and was transported in a Russian Ilyushin 76 ramp loader to Afghanistan. Each year since the de-mining action has started in Afghanistan, over 80,000 anti-personnel mines, 100 anti-tank mines and 2.5 million explosive remnants are being destroyed. As a result mine related casualties have significantly dropped. The de-mining machine was transported to Bagram for a commercial leader in the environmental remediation of...

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