Taking Terror Threat Out of Flying

A laser defense system designed to protect airliners from the threat of surface-to-air missiles, is ready to be deployed on commercial jets, Northrop Grumman announced today. Terrorist organizations have let it be known that they would use their shoulder-launched surface-to-air-missiles, otherwise known as man portable air defense systems (MAN PADS), to attack commercial aircraft. To counter these threats, the Department of Homeland Security asked if current military technology could also...Full Story
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