The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) yesterday said it has selected three vendors -- Northrop Grumman, United Airlines and BAE Systems -- to begin the first phase of adapting technology to protect commercial aircraft against shoulder fired missile attack. Each company will get $2 million to produce designs during the next six months, and the DHS will determine if it's appropriate to develop a prototype for testing, said Science and Technology Under Secretary Charles McQueary. There is ...

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