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Passenger jets get anti-missile devices

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WASHINGTON — 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. Three American Airlines Boeing 767-200s that fly daily round-trip routes between New York and California will receive the anti-missile laser jammers this spring, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is spending $29 million on the tests. (www.usatoday.com) Mais...

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Xyzzy
Xyzzy 0
What a waste of money!
acmi
acmi 0
so...are finally admitting that the loss of TW800 was not a fuel tank problem???
kaktak1
kaktak1 0
It will keep people from whining about how we aren't keeping them safe in the air.
jerry1gman
jerry1gman 0
What about heat seeking missles? Like the recent attempted shootdown of a DHL Airbus A300 in Baghdad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Baghdad_DHL_attempted_shootdown_incident
The Iraq goverment should the one flipping the bill for these.

acmi's comment is funny!

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