DHS sees $43B price tag for airline missile defenses

07/2/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Missile defenses made by BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman Corp. have undergone thousands of hours of testing aboard aircraft flown by FedEx and American Airlines, but a wide-scale rollout of the technology could cost $43 billion, according to a government report. Airlines say if Congress requires equipage of a missile defense system, then the U.S. government should bear all costs, including maintenance.

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