Safeguarding Airports From Rockets And Missiles

July 14th, 2006

Airplane

Northrop has developed a system that uses lasers to shoot down rockets, missiles, mortars, etc., generating a virtual shield over an area 10km in diameter. They expect to sell quite a few of them to airports and other vulnerable installations.

UPDATE: Apparently the Northrop system is still a prototype (link) and is not ready for deployment. It could really be useful in Israel right about now.

http://money.cnn.com/…
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