FedEx proposing anti-missile lasers for some planes


by POLITICO

POLITICO— The technology was previously tested in some cargo jets in 2008.

Business Insider—FedEx wants to put anti-missile lasers on some of its planes. The technology would directs infrared laser energy that disrupts heat-seeking missiles' ability to track an aircraft.

@mybroadband—FedEx wants to put anti-missile lasers on cargo planes. FedEx has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to equip one of its cargo planes with an anti-missile laser system.

ZeroHedge—FedEx Wants To Arm Cargo Planes With Anti-Missile Lasers. FedEx Wants To Arm Cargo Planes With Anti-Missile Lasers International logistics giant FedEx seeks permission to mount a laser weapon system on the exterior of cargo planes as a countermeasure against heat-seeking missiles, according to an unpublished Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal in the Federal Register.  The unpublished document, titled "FedEx Express, Airbus Model A321-200 Airplanes; Installation of an Infrared Laser Countermeasure System," is set to be...