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Commercial Jet Flies With Anti-missile System

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posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 10:30 PM
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This is a beginning of an operational testing and evaluation of the laser system designed to defend against shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles during takeoffs and landings of commercial aircraft. a Commercial aircraft being equipped with an anti-missile system protection may become a standard once this has been proven to be effective.

 



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An MD-10 cargo jet equipped with Northrop Grumman's Guardian anti-missile system took off from Los Angeles International Airport on a commercial flight Tuesday, the company said.

Adapted from military technology, Guardian is designed to detect a missile launch and then direct a laser to the seeker system on the head of the missile and disrupt its guidance signals. The laser is not visible and is eye-safe, the company said.



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The fact that they are now doing this stuff, this may prove that there is a real danger out there and there is a necessity to protect commercial jets from a missile.

The questions are, is this a protection for what? An accidental firing of an anti aircraft missiles? Or from a missile being fired by a terorrist? Would it be effective?
Will all the commercial jet follow to have this? Or will it become a requirement soon?

Only time will tell.


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