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BAE Systems to Demonstrate C-MANPADS on Passenger Aircraft

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January 14, 2008
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“BAE Systems has received a $29 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to test an infrared aircraft missile defense system on revenue-producing passenger aircraft. The award relates to the Department of Homeland Security’s Counter-MANPADS (C-MANPADS) program. 

The flight program will evaluate the system’s compatibility with daily passenger airline operations and maintenance. There will be no actual testing of the JETEYE system’s missile-defeating capability, as that testing was done at government test ranges last year.” (Trading Markets)