A FedEx MD-10 freighter, equipped with Northrop Grumman's Guardian infrared laser jammer, is slated to become the first wide-body commercial aircraft in scheduled service flying with technology to counter terrorist missile attacks. Eventually, FedEx plans to fly 11 MD-10s with the directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) technology over the next 18 months, testing whether the equipment--developed for the military--is cost-effective and reliable for commercial aircraft operations. ...


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