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Tests bolster use of holographic radar system

Eleven years ago this month, when terrorists attacked the USS Cole as it was refueling in Aden Harbor in Yemen, sailors had little time to react before the attackers’ small boat rammed into their warship. It blew a 40- by 60-foot hole in the ship’s side and killed 17 members of the crew.

Could a better radar have saved some of those lives?

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