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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.05.08)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"When you look at the cost benefit, it would be an extremely expensive proposition, and in the end, is it really going to work?"

Source: John Hotard, spokesman for American Airlines. The Department of Homeland Security signed a $29 million contract with BAE Systems December 21, calling for tests to be conducted with domestic aircraft equipped with the laser-based JETEYE defense system. BAE is working with American to outfit three of its Boeing 767-200s, used on transcons between New York and Los Angeles, with the system designed to jam the guidance systems of man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADS.

FMI: www.aa.com, www.baesystems.com/ProductsServices/bae_prod_eis_jeteye.html

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