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Protecting Civil Aviation from MANPADS


Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
November 23, 2009

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U.S. participation in OSCE project helps Cyprus rid itself of more than 300 MANPADS. Full Article | OSCE Press Release | OSCE Magazine, December 2009

Date: 11/23/2009 Description: F. David Diaz (extreme left) and Anton Martynyuk (extreme right) withthe team of technical experts. Col. Georgios Georgiadis of the National Guard is second from left. © OSCE Image
F. David Diaz (extreme left) and Anton Martynyuk (extreme right) with the team of technical experts. Col. Georgios Georgiadis of the National Guard is second from left.
Date: 11/23/2009 Description: Cypriot and U.S. technical experts tape explosives to a launch tube containing a MANPAD missile. © OSCE Image
Cypriot and U.S. technical experts tape explosives to a launch tube containing a MANPAD missile.
Date: 11/23/2009 Description: Cypriot air defense personnel unload a cache of MANPADS and carry out an inventory preparatory to their destruction.   © State Dept Image
Cypriot air defense personnel unload a cache of MANPADS and carry out an inventory preparatory to their destruction.
Date: 11/23/2009 Description: Cypriot soldiers position two MANPADS deep into a demolition pit to prepare them for disposal. © State Dept Image
Cypriot soldiers position two MANPADS deep into a demolition pit to prepare them for disposal.



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