BAE Systems' JetEye enters third phase of DHS program

NASHUA, N.H., 15 August 2006. BAE Systems executives have announced that the company's JetEye system has entered Phase III of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) program to protect commercial airliners against infrared guided-missile threats.

Aug 15th, 2006

NASHUA, N.H., 15 August 2006. BAE Systems executives have announced that the company has entered Phase III of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) program to protect commercial airliners against infrared guided-missile threats.

BAE Systems' JetEye 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.

During the 18-month Phase III program, JetEye will continue flying on an American Airlines 767 and on an ABX Air cargo aircraft to continue the reduction of the potential cost to the airline industry by streamlining system installation, reducing aerodynamic drag, and improving reliability and maintainability.

BAE Systems has delivered more than 14,000 infrared countermeasure systems worldwide.

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