So far as I can tell, the news from Wednesday didn't even get a press release. No one's talking much about it, but for investors in Northrop Grumman
What am I talking about? Northrop's latest solution to the growing problem of very bad guys, with very big guns, trying to kill you while you're innocently flying from Point A to Point B. Take a stroll with me, dear Fool, back several years and across a couple of continents. In 2002, an Israeli passenger liner was taking off from the airport at Mombasa, Kenya, when terrorists tried to shoot it out of the sky with a Russian-made Strela-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM). That attempt failed, but according to The New York Times, over the years, more than two dozen civilian aircraft have not been so lucky.
The problem of bad guys shooting at commercial airliners quite naturally makes air travelers nervous. If you think Delta
In past articles, I've focused primarily on Raytheon's
Northrop has just completed more than a year's worth of successfully testing the Guardian to defeat test attacks on FedEx
So congratulations are in order, Northrop. Glad to hear that the Guardian works. Don't forget to drop us a note when you succeed in selling a few of the things.
For more on the people trying to keep safe distance between you and SAM, read: