DHS to talk about antimissile tech

DHS solicitation

Related Links

The Homeland Security Department will hold a briefing day Oct. 15 in Washington, D.C., to explain to vendors what technologies are needed for antimissile devices on commercial aircraft.

DHS officials hope to take infrared countermeasures developed by the military and adapt them for commercial jets to protect them against handheld missile systems that can be launched from the ground and targeted at an aircraft.

The department announced last month that it intends to spend $100 million to develop antimissile technologies for commercial planes. The move comes as military experts continue to express grave concerns about the potential for surface-to-air missiles and evidence that terrorist groups might use such weapons against U.S. airlines.

Featured

  • CLOUD
    pentagon cloud

    Court orders temporary block on JEDI

    JEDI, the Defense Department’s multi-billion-dollar cloud procurement, is officially on hold, according to a federal court announcement Feb. 13.

  • Defense
    mock-up of the shore-based Aegis Combat Information Center

    Pentagon focuses on research, cyber in 2021 budget request

    The Defense Department wants to significantly increase funds for research, cyber, and cloud.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.