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daily link  Wednesday, October 08, 2003


Solaria: "Solaria, based in Berkeley, CA, is a leading solar company developing next-generation solar modules that combine conventional PV cells with advanced optics and electronics. This proprietary solution promises to dramatically reduce manufacturing costs and to enable the rapid scale up and deployment of customized PV applications."  7:27:34 PM  permalink  

U.S. Can't Locate Missiles Once Held in Arsenal of Iraq: "The United States military has been unable to locate a large number of shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles that were part of the arsenal of Saddam Hussein .. The lack of accounting for the missiles officials say there could be hundreds is the primary reason the occupation authorities have not yet reopened the Baghdad International Airport to commercial traffic .. United States military officers do not know exactly how many of the missiles are unaccounted for, because they do not have precise estimates of how many Iraq once possessed. "We just don't know," said an allied official, turning up his palms for emphasis. ..

United States officials have discovered that Mr. Hussein's overall conventional military arsenal was much larger than American prewar estimates. The C.I.A. has estimated that the weapons dumps found so far in Iraq hold 600,000 tons of all kinds of ammunition and weapons.

Experts estimate that there are about 100,000 shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles in existence globally. In the last 15 years, more than 50,000 have been sold to governments of developing countries, according to Clive Williams, director of terrorism studies at the Australian National University in Canberra.  At least 30 insurgent and terrorist groups possess this kind of missile, Jane's Terrorism Intelligence Center reported in August."

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