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Mohammed Visits EIAST Pavilion

DUBAI — His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the pavilion of The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology, or EIAST during his inaugural tour of Dubai Airshow 2009. He was briefed on the latest applications of DubaiSat-1 and recent images as well as EIAST’s future plans, by Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director
General, EIAST.

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F-22 Raptor Shows Off Stunning Capabilities

DUBAI — Major Dave ‘Zeke’ Skalicky helms the impressive F22 Raptor, which has shown off its stunning capabilities at both days of the Dubai Airshow so far. The Minnesota pilot and demo team commander spoke to Khaleej Times about the unparalleled technology of the aircraft, which cost $143 million apiece, and what it takes to make it in the US Air Force

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Boeing, Mubadala Ink Joint Venture Deal

DUBAI — Boeing and Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government-owned investment firm, on Monday signed “a strategic framework agreement” at the Dubai Air Show covering key areas of collaboration.
 Under the agreement, Boeing and Mubadala plan to develop initiatives in areas where there is strategic alignment between the two, officials of
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