Under the Radar: U.S. Aire Force purchase of air defense shields against terrorist attacks raises questions

Number 23427
Subject Abortion
Source Aviation Week & Aerospace Daily
State DC
Year 2007
Publication Date 2/2/07; 2/27/07; 3/14/07; 2/28/07; 5/25/07; 5/29/07-6/1/07; 9/10/07; 12/19-12/21/07
Summary "The Pentagon charged the US Air Force Electronic Systems Command, or ESC, with the task of developing a radar system that would marry NORAD and FAA radars together in a manner meant to prevent terrorists from using hijacked jets for 9/11-like attacks. Under the guise of such work, ESC instead used the panic of the 9/11 charter to fund another project that the Air Force and Pentagon had rebuffed years earlier as being too expensive: the funding of a mobile air defense system."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 39
Keywords air force; defense; military; federal government; FOIA; government spending
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