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Northrop Grumman Achieving C-MANPADS Milestones

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January 22, 2008
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Northrop Grumman says its Guardian infrared aircraft missile defense system exceeded expectations in live-fire tests in late 2007 and would top reliability goals if eventually installed on commercial air transports.

The live-fire ground tests and aircraft installations were carried out as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing Counter-MANPADS (C- MANPADS) program. The flight program is evaluating the system’s compatibility with daily passenger airline operations and maintenance.” (Trading Markets)