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Missile Detector On Liners...  
User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4403 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1491 times:


I know it's been talked about a lot, but since it just became "official", I just wondered how much more the airlines can cope with...

We are talking about delicate, expensive equipment, that will probably never (Let's hope...) be of any use on board a jet. Plus, and unless it comes with some kind of jamming device, chaffs or flares, (it might, I'm not sure), even such equipment would hardly help a liner being fired at with a SAM.

It is difficult to imagine a wide body pulling a 5 G's evasive maneuver...

So after the bulletproof doors, the armed-to-the-teeth-commando-pilots, the onboard cops, this paranoid device of debatable use builds yet another hurdle on the airline's path to rentability...
That goes without mentioning, but the ticket fare will inevitably rise...

I personally believe all that money should be spent on intelligence, which remains the only efficient weapon against terrorism.
But that's just me.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
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User currently offlinePU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

What do you mean " it just became official "? Haven't heard anything about it.

Edit: I meant, are there any news on the subject? Please share it with us!

[Edited 2004-04-30 00:21:13]

User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3103 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

It's an utterly useless waste of money to install missile detectors/jammers on airliners when they are sitting ducks for very cheap and widely spread rocket propelled granates . . . .


Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"
User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

I know that EL AL and I believe Arkia already have missle detectors board their aircraft.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1226 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

It is difficult to imagine a wide body pulling a 5 G's evasive maneuver...

At high altitude you would be very suprised, but on final approach, neither a fighter or a cargo plane or an airliner has much room to manuver.

And, really, what are the odds that the airplane couldn't limp in after being struck with a SAM? The DHL pilots seem to know their stuff....

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