Air Transport World

RAND Corp.(North America Report)(Brief Article)

RAND Corp., in a report that echoes airline industry views, said it is "not cost-effective to spend billions of dollars" equipping the US commercial airline fleet with antimissile defense systems to protect the aircraft from the threat posed by shoulder-fired missiles. The think tank estimated that installing anti-MANPADS systems on 6,800 aircraft would cost $11 billion, with "operating costs ramping up to $2. …

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