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NEWS: Passenger jets may get anti-missile systems

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posted on Jan, 12 2004 @ 10:00 PM
With all the concerns of all travel and it's safety, the United States government is seeking anti-missle systems for commercial airliners. Three companies were selected to develop these systems, which could take two years and cost nearly $100 million.

Thousands of easily concealed shoulder-fired missiles are within quick reach of terrorist groups from the world's black-market arms bazaars. In August, FBI agents arrested a British citizen in New Jersey suspected of trying to peddle a Russian-made SA-18, a newer-generation surface-to-air missile.

[Edited on 12-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]

posted on Jan, 12 2004 @ 10:03 PM
The anti-missile systems refered to are flare ejectors.

Newer shoulder fired missiles ignore these thermal decoys by imaging in a greater spectrum.

This will not stop the threat from these missiles, only limit the type that would be effective.

(Note that the mentioned SA-18 is this type of missile)

posted on Jan, 12 2004 @ 10:05 PM
Sounds like the "security" factor is goinna run these businesses, out of business.

And then need top be BAILED out AGAIN!

Or nationalized like the crappy Amtrak.

And with who's $? Who's?


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