American Airlines’ Anti-Missle Technology

Developed in New Hampshire by defense contractor, BAE Systems, the cross country passenger jets are now equipped with a laser deterrent system mounted on the plane’s belly. It can identify and misdirect an incoming missile. It’s being tested for Homeland Security.

Laurie Nuzzo is the Program manager for BAE Systems in Nashua New Hampshire where technology was developed. “Over several years we have been testing and validating the system. So now it is really great to see us now at this point on an in service passenger aircraft.”

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