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ID:

571

Date:

2010-07-02

Headline:

U.S. Aircraft Portable-Missile Defense May Cost $43 Billion

Reporter's name:

Angela Greiling Keane

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Bloomberg

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A report by the Department of Homeland Security predicted that giving American passenger jets a technological defense against shoulder-fired missiles could cost $43 billion over 20 years, approximately $12 million per airplane. (A think tank estimated an attack, if it shut down domestic airspace for a week, would cost $15 billion.)

Notes:

The Federation of American Scientists used FOIA to obtain the report, which was produced in response to an inquiry from Congress in 2003, when Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced legislation requiring such defense systems on American passenger planes.

Keywords:

Department of Homeland Security, DHS, airline, airplane, missile, defense, Charles Schumer, Barbara Boxer

URL:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-02/airliner-missile-defense-debate-may-flare-up-in-u-s-on-43-billion-cost.html


Agencies:

DHS

States:

DC

Categories:

air safety
technology
terrorism
transportation


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