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GOP senator wants missile
shields for airplanes

The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Keith Lang

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/18/2014 4:39:11 PM

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is calling for commercial airplanes to be equipped with missile defense systems after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. Kirk said Friday in an interview with CNN that the missile defense system would prevent a repeat of Thursday´s crash, which killed the 298 passengers aboard the flight. "I would have another suggestion that there is a system called DIRCM, which could potentially defeat heat-seeking missiles looking to shoot down a civilian airliner," Kirk said after calling for "one hell of a wrongful death suit" to be filed against Russia. "It is an active defense

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Not a Cost effective alternative. Will require increased costs to the fares and need for specialized personnel to maintain the countermeasures. Sheer Stupidity from a Progressive RepublicRat. Just don´t fly over a know War Zone.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/18/2014 5:23:52 PM     (No. 9930665)

How would a defense to a heat seeking missile have helped when this air craft was hit by a radar guided missile?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 7/18/2014 5:29:13 PM     (No. 9930669)

More stupidity from the stupid party.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bridgepard, 7/18/2014 6:09:48 PM     (No. 9930714)

I guess every political party has it´s Joe Biden.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2014 6:10:39 PM     (No. 9930717)

Let the TSA control and operate it. /s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 7/18/2014 7:17:28 PM     (No. 9930774)

How about all passengers wear flack jackets and parachutes? Stupid idea.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tipover, 7/18/2014 7:22:33 PM     (No. 9930783)

Per No 1´s comment; a defense against laser guided, shoulder fired missiles at low altitude but probably useless against modern, sophisticated mid-range air defense systems as used against Flight MH-17.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: anonymous, 7/18/2014 7:33:19 PM     (No. 9930797)

Here´s a much cheaper option: don´t fly over war-zones.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/18/2014 7:48:06 PM     (No. 9930812)

how about we just paint, "I´m not the target you´ve been looking for" on the bottom.

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