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GAO on SIRFC: More Testing Needed.(Government Accounting Office; Army's Suite of Integrated Radio Frequency Countermeasures)(Brief Article)
Jul 01, 2001; In a letter to the Secretary of Defense, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) noted that the Army's Suite of Integrated Radio...