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AAI in Hunt Valley lays off 24 workers

AAI in Hunt Valley lays off 24 workers

AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a Hunt Valley company known for its "Shadow" spy drones, has laid off 24 employees, officials confirmed on Thursday.

The layoffs, which occurred Wednesday, affect about 2 percent of the more than 1,400 employees based in Baltimore County, said Tom Williams, an AAI spokesman.

"The reduction is a direct result in a change in the mix of our contracted work, and it was driven by specific customer program requirements," Williams said. "We didn't have the work necessary, given the program requirements."

Williams said the positions affected are "primarily manufacturing positions." He would not say which...