aviation security - the threat
The threat posed by terrorists with anti-aircraft missiles has increased significantly as unaccounted stock piles of MANPADS weapons have become available in former Yugoslavia, Iraq and, more recently, Libya.
Today’s governments and the public they serve demand that counter-terrorism activity is performed diligently, and the best decisions are made about where, when, and how to conduct surveillance and deploy patrols.
An informed analysis of flight paths, terrorist tactics and weapon capabilities is crucial to significantly reducing the cost of resources needed to mitigate the spectre of attack.
Force commanders, patrols and even members of the public need clear situational awareness about the existence of vulnerabilities, and an ability to share their data across force-wide command and control information systems.