U.S. Commercial Airlines to Carry Anti-Missle Systems

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 5, 2008

USA Today: “Tens of thousands of airline passengers will soon be flying on jets outfitted with anti-missile systems as part of a new government test aimed at thwarting terrorists armed with shoulder-fired projectiles.”

  • Press release: “BAE Systems has received a $29 million award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to test an infrared aircraft missile defense system on passenger aircraft. The tests will evaluate the system’s compatibility with daily passenger airline operations and maintenance.”
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