22 Feb 2019

Key elements of the new National Strategy for Aviation Security

This week the Trump Administration released the new National Strategy for Aviation Security (NSAS) that replaces the previous strategy from 2007. While the 2007 document mainly focused on physical threats from terrorists, criminals and hostile countries, the new NSAS acknowledges the proliferation of “disruptive technologies” that have resulted in new

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21 Feb 2019

White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks

On Tuesday, US President Trump released the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel and the National Strategy for Aviation Security. While the former document aims to “[modernize] the approach of the United States to countering a complex and evolving terrorist threat,” the latter makes the defense against cyber attacks, drones and other emerging threats

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26 Mar 2010

Terrorists Could Use Explosives in Breast Implants to Crash Planes, Experts Warn

“Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered. The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women’s breasts during plastic surgery — making them ‘virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport

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18 Feb 2010

Texas office hit by small plane

[Additional reporting indicates that crash was, in fact, deliberate.] “A small, single-engine private plane has crashed into a seven-storey office building in Austin, Texas. Smoke could be seen billowing from the building, which houses offices of the federal tax agency. Most employees have been evacuated but one person is unaccounted

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22 Jan 2010

Hijack threat, AI planes put on high alert

“Government has put all Air India planes operating in the country’s neighbourhood on high security alert and directed the airlines to deploy sky marshals following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based LET and other terror groups were planning to hijack a flight. A directive has been issued to all Indian missions abroad

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20 Jan 2010

Britain Tightens Anti-Terror Measures on Airlines

“Acting on intelligence failures exposed by the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a major tightening of British aviation security measures on Wednesday, including the creation of a new ‘no-fly’ list of terrorist suspects similar to one maintained by the United States.”

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20 Jan 2010

Man flees in Munich airport laptop explosives alert

“A passenger fled from security officers after his laptop computer bag tested positive for explosives at an airport in Munich, the country’s federal police told CNN on Wednesday. Police said they are searching for the passenger, who fled from the secure area of the airport into the public area of

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28 Dec 2009

Detroit terror attack: ‘There are many more like me,’ bomber warns

“Abdulmutallab has given a defiant warning to US investigators, telling them: ‘There are more just like me who will strike soon.’ Dozens of Islamic militants from Britain are thought to have travelled to Yemen in recent months, where the security services fear they are being trained by al-Qaeda bomb-makers to

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25 Dec 2009

Explosive device set off aboard airliner

“A passenger on an international flight bound for the United States Friday ignited a small explosive device shortly before landing in a move the White House called an attempted terrorist attack, a senior administration official said. Another passenger on the Northwest flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, quickly helped

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01 Feb 2009

Threat Background – MANPADS

This presentation will provide the update on the threat of transnational terrorist activity from MANPADS MANPADS are defined as surface-to-air missile systems designed to be carried by an individual or by individuals, including complete systems, components, spare parts, models, training systems, and simulators. They include, but are not limited to,

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