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Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation

Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006

markup before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on H.R. 5333, May 18, 2006

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Surface-to-air missiles -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention,
  • Weapons -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesShoulder Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17200334M
    ISBN 10016076727X
    LC Control Number2006460553

      New images released by the Islamic State show the recent shootdown of an Iraqi helicopter with a shoulder-fired missile, raising fresh concerns about the .   More about CIRCM: CIRCM, our 5th generation anti-missile system for rotary wing aircraft, protects an aircrew fro.

    The U.S. MANPADS Defense Act and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have implemented measures to counter the MANPADS threat. Russia has revised its export controls and forged a counter. The effects of such an act, as 60 Minutes reported in March, could be devastating. Correspondent Morley Safer reports on efforts to deflect such an attack. The shoulder-fired missile is a lethal blend of simplicity and sophistication.

    The threat posed by MANPADS has gained greater prominence following a failed November attempt in Kenya to shoot down an Israeli commercial airliner and a high-profile sting operation this past August to arrest an arms dealer selling a Russian-made shoulder-fired missile in New York City. Anti-Missile Defenses for Commercial Aircraft. In yet another "movie-plot threat" defense, the U.S. government is starting to test anti-missile lasers on commercial aircraft.. It could take years before passenger planes carry protection against missiles, a weapon terrorists might use to shoot down jets and cause economic havoc in the airline industry.


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Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of markup before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on H.R.[United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act offor purposes of markup and move its recommendation to the Full Committee. Without objection, the bill will be considered as read and open.

Yesterday Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA) introduced a far-reaching bill that, if passed, would boost US efforts to curb the threat posed by Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). The “Shoulder-fired Missile Reduction Act of ” (HR ), which. A shoulder-fired missile, shoulder-launched missile or man-portable missile is an explosive-carrying, self-propelled projectile fired at a target, while being small enough to be carried by a single person and fired while held on one's word "missile" in this context is used in its original broad sense which encompasses all guided missiles and unguided rockets.

Ranking Member and I have drafted the ‘‘Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of ’’ This legislation aims to give Assistant Secretary Hillen and his bureau the additional resources and authorities that they need to help defend the United States against a direct threat to our na-tional security.

It is within this context that the Ranking Member and I have drafted the ''Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of '' This legislation aims to give Assistant Secretary Hillen and his bureau the additional resources and authorities that they need to help defend the United States against a direct threat to our national security.

A panel discussion, titled 'Commercial Aviation: The Threat from Shoulder-Fired Missiles and Potential Counter-Measures: An Update,' was held. Matt Schroeder. InSecretary of State Colin Powell warned that “no threat is more serious to aviation” than lightweight, guided, portable surface-to-air missiles known as man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).[1] Since then, Powell’s words have been echoed by countless journalists, analysts, and government officials, who warn that a successful missile attack on a commercial.

2 Protecting Commercial Aviation Against the Shoulder-Fired Missile • the characteristics and limitations of technical options available for countering missiles once they have been launched.

20 Protecting Commercial Aviation Against the Shoulder-Fired Missile Stringent requirements for the MWS are high probability of detection and high accuracy.

The tendency of the MWS to generate false alarms must also be taken into account, for three reasons. The first is that false alarms could lead to laser illumination of objects other than. Despite a decade-long international campaign to reduce the threat from man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), terrorists and insurgents continue to acquire and use these highly effective, lightweight missiles.

Among the most severely affected regions are the Middle East and North Africa, where armed groups have acquired MANPADS from looted government depots and. Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of markup before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on H.R.(Washington: U.S.

G.P.O. Shoulder-fired missiles and civil aviation: the U.S. response to a “new” terrorist threat by Christopher Bolkcom and Bartholomew Elias1 Analysts at the Congressional Research Service November, Recent events have drawn attention to the threat that shoulder-fired weapons may pose to.

Members of the th Infantry Regiment conduct live fire training with the AT-4 at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. This training. In an effort to address the missile threat, the Department of Homeland Security has asked government contractors to find a way to protect passenger jets from small shoulder-fired missiles.

Shoulder-fired missiles remain a threat to commercial and military aircraft, and are easier to smuggle and use than the more advanced, higher-altitude systems that Author: Joe Pappalardo.

Flying the Unfriendly Skies: Defending against the Threat of Shoulder‐ Fired Missiles. By Therefore, the federal government should act now to provide protection for civilian aircraft. Shoulder-fired missiles, the meanest weapons in the "small arms" category, keep falling into the wrong hands, despite the U.S.

and Russia's attempts to Author: Joe Pappalardo. MANPADs are shoulder-fired missiles that can home in on the heat from an aircraft's engine to destroy it. A U.S.

military official in Afghanistan said the reports don't tell the whole story. protecting commercial aviation against the shoulder-fired missile threat This paper discusses how to protect commercial aircraft and airlines from man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).

MANPADS are shoulder fired missiles that are available worldwide, are relatively inexpensive, and offer terrorists the option of bringing down aircraft at. Iran this month unveiled details on two shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles that are a major concern among U.S.

and allied counterterrorism officials due to Tehran’s support for global.H.R – Shoulder-fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of (4) A description and evaluation of the access of terrorists, non-state actors, and state sponsors of terrorism to MANPADS, their methods to acquire MANPADS, and a strategy for disrupting future access to MANPADS.

Defending Against the Threat. MANPADS are shoulder-fired anti-aircraft mis­siles designed to down low-flying aircraft. The near miss of an Israeli passenger flight in .