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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Computers To Make Airplanes Terrorist Proof


Israel is developing systems to take control of an aircraft that proves by radar to be on a collision course into an building. If this system senses an object in its path, it takes over control and requires the aircraft to make avoidance adjustments. It cannot be easily overridden. This seems to be a simple solution to terrorists using aircraft as weapons.

Another part of this same system will be monitoring the passengers for any terrorist type of activities in the passenger area. If its computers see something suspicious happening it is programmed to trigger defensive systems on the entire aircraft.

This is a four year $45.7 million dollar project called SAFEE (Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment)

You can read more here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Micah said...

My only worry would be, that terrorist could hack into that computer and overide the pilot and crash the plane. Kinda scary if you ask me. M

10:07 PM, September 28, 2006  
Blogger quistian said...

"something suspicious"? This whole thing is fascinatingly suspicious. Neat idea. But I too am suspicious of it being safe. Not sure what to think. Why don't we just profile more? But the Israelis profile, I hear, so if they're in this endeavor...
What wisdom can we apply here from StarTrek? Jesus said we'll always have the poor. Data said we'll always have the Borg.

More people are commenting! Wooohoo!
Hi Micah ...dude.

4:26 PM, September 29, 2006  

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