Iraq Combat Reveals Flaw in Patriot System

(Toronto Globe and Mail) - Peter Cheney During the Iraq war, the Patriot antimissile system was involved in three friendly-fire accidents when it shot down a U.S. Navy F/A-18, a U.S. Air Force F-16, and a British Tornado fighter. Four air crew were killed in the incidents. Many believe the blame may lie with "identification friend-or-foe" equipment used by the pilots.

2003-04-24 00:00:00

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