BAE Systems works with Department of Homeland Security, applies military infrared countermeasures technology to commercial aircraft

NASHUA, N.H., 13 September 2006. More than 200 employees, guests, government representatives, and supporters attended an event at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport September 11. There, they viewed BAE Systems' JetEye protection solution, based on the U.S. Army's infrared countermeasures technology, aboard a commercial aircraft.

NASHUA, N.H., 13 September 2006. More than 200 employees, guests, government representatives, and supporters attended an event at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport September 11 to view BAE Systems' JetEye protection solution aboard a commercial aircraft.

BAE Systems' JetEye is based on the U.S. Army's Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system to protect military 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.

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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