Erj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
Its an option from Gulfstream after a G-II took a SAM over Africa a few years ago. Not all areas are secure, and some yahoo's can't tell the difference between a biz jet and a military weapon delivery device.
Erj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1844 times:
True......a large sim manufacturing company has been here for the past week with one of our planes, taking measurements and weights in different loading configurations (fuel imbalance, etc). They're spending a ton of money on this project.
Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2786 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
Thanks for your replies.
>LY744, that was a great link to Saab Nyge Aero's website. It did explain exactly why their Learjet-24 had an ECM pod on her in 1987. Today the company's Special Flight Operations (SFO) division operates Learjet-35s, Mitsibishi Mu-2s, Cessna 310s and beech 2000s. They are a service center for both military & civilian aircraft where they complete training and inspections of various products and systems.
I had a feeling that this company was contracted out by the military, but forgot to mention it.
>OPNLguy, that link about the American International Group (AIG) was very interesting. Some of the security measures they take at AIG when their corporate aircraft are going to depart on an overseas trip are quite amazing, such as cross-matching blood types between the passengers and flight crew incase a transfusion proves necessary, thus no local blood sources will be needed. Both pax & flight crews need to use fingerprint scanners before gaining access to hangars. They have digital security cameras with satelite datalinks. They use armed guards with double-barrel shot guns to protect their aircraft while on the ground. Some of their aircraft have ECM capabilities to protect against surface-to-air missles, etc, etc, etc! WOW!
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12952 posts, RR: 79 Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
The UK services use Falcon 20's operated by FR Aviation fitted with ECM for training, most notably in the weekly simulated attacks on RN ships in the English Channel, the Falcon's work with BAe Hawks, the small jet trainers simulating anti-ship missiles.