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U.S. Explores Protection of Airliners From Missiles

With two recent attacks on big airplanes leaving Baghdad International Airport, experts on civilian aviation are debating how civilian airliners outside the battle zones could be protected from shoulder-fired missiles. The Department of Homeland Security is planning to announce soon that it has selected two or three teams of bidders to explore how to put military-style antimissile technology on airliners. But airline experts have been questioning whether on-board systems are adequate. After an attack on an Air Force C-17 as it flew out of Baghdad on Dec. 9, those questions have increased. Full Story

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