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AV congressmen tout laser program

The two congressmen representing the Antelope Valley and its defense-heavy industrial interests are communicating with Defense Secretary Robert Gates seeking support for continued development of the Airborne Laser Program, a high-technology system in test at Edwards Air Force Base. Congressmen Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, sent a letter in conjunction with six other representative to Gates expressing concern about reports that the Obama administration’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget may include funding cuts for the program. For the full story click here

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