Hundreds Gather to View BAE Systems' Commercial Airliner Defense System
(Source: BAE Systems; issued Sept. 12, 2006)
BAE Systems employees inspect JetEye, developed to protect airliners against man-portable anti-aircraft missiles. (BAE Systems photo)
NASHUA, N.H. --- More than 200 employees, guests, government representatives, and supporters attended an event at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Sept. 11 to view the JETEYE system and tour the aircraft.

BAE Systems is working with the Department of Homeland Security to protect commercial airliners against infrared guided-missile threats. Last month, the company entered Phase III of the program to continue the reduction of potential cost to the airline industry by streamlining system installation, reducing aerodynamic drag, and improving reliability and maintainability.

BAE Systems' JETEYE system is based on the U.S. Army's Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system to protect military aircraft. The system was flown and tested against simulated man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS, on an American Airlines Boeing 767 in late 2005.

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