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Individual Protection of Aircraft as an Essential Factor of Flying in Conflict Zones and Terrorist Threat Areas

Published Online: 21 Oct 2008
Volume & Issue: Volume 7 (2008) - Issue 4 (December 2008)
Page range: 71 - 93
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2083-4608
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1895-8281
First Published
26 Feb 2008
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Individual Protection of Aircraft as an Essential Factor of Flying in Conflict Zones and Terrorist Threat Areas

The paper presents ground-to-air weapon threats for aircraft, especially regarding man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) and the methods for reducing the threats. Polish participation in military conflicts along with international terrorism result in increasing threats for aircraft. The conducted analysis result in efforts for providing individual protection of aircraft and new countermeasures. Employment of these systems on military aircraft contributes to improved flight safety in threat areas, however expensiveness of individual protection systems make them uncommon on civil aircraft.

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