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Kairho
01-16-2007, 10:21 PM
It is indeed a strange evening for news.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- 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.

The FedEx flight marked the start of operational testing and evaluation of the laser system designed to defend against shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles during takeoffs and landings.


CNN Article (http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/01/16/airline.anti.missile.ap/index.html)

Ned
01-17-2007, 03:54 PM
It is indeed a strange evening for news.

CNN Article (http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/01/16/airline.anti.missile.ap/index.html)
Testing had to begin at some point. This way a lot of cargo is at stake with the tests, not people.

Sooner or later DHS wants to equip all commercial planes with effective anti-missile technology.