Daily Archives: Thursday, 31-Jul-2003

The Answer to Man Portable Missles?

Those little shoulder fired surface to air missles are becoming more and more of a worry for commercial airlines. Folks are becoming more and more concerned daily that these missles will be used by terrorist to take down commercial airliners during takeoff or landing. Northrop Grumman may have an answer to this threat. Their concept for a new directed-energy laser weapon is designed to take down these small supersonic missles and they’ve even got a pretty cool anacronym for it, HORNET, which stands for “Hazardous Ordnance Engagement Toolkit.”